Cherrel Africa

Title: Associate Professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of the Western Cape(UWC); Board Member of SLF
Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa
Qualification: PhD (Political Studies) (UCT), MSocSc (Sociology) (UCT), BSocSc (Honours) (Industrial Sociology) (UCT),BSocSc (UCT).
Email address: cjafrica@uwc.ac.za

Prof Africa is a political scientist who specializes in research methodology and design, with a particular emphasis on public opinion and survey research. Prof Africa was the Head of the Department of Political Studies at the University of the Western Cape from April 2012 to December 2015. She joined the university in 2010. Dr Africa holds a PhD in South African politics from the University of Cape Town. She worked at the Institute for Democracy in South Africa from 1995 to 2003. Dr Africa has a wide range of interests, including voting behaviour, elections and election campaigns, as well as political strategy and communication. Since 1999 she has served as an election analyst for both the SABC and E-tv/ENCA and worked closely with the Election Monitoring Network (EMN) in monitoring the 2011 local government election. She is currently the Deputy Dean (Teaching and Learning) of the Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) Faculty. She also serves on the council of the South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS) and the editorial board of the African Journal of Elections.