Juliet Perumal
Championing diversity in Education
South Africa
University of the Witwatersrand
2000-2004
Education
  • Juliet's PhD was entitled 'Enacting Feminisms in Academia' and her research has continued to focus on feminism and broader social justice work including Human Rights, Democracy and Educational Leadership
  • Following extensive teaching in schools in Kwa-Zulu Natal and Cape Town she increased her academic portfolio by contributing to a range of research projects including The Ford Foundation's 'Women Writing Africa' Book Project and Human Rights Education in Diversity. This research culminated in the publication of her 2007 work entitled 'Identity, Diversity and Teaching for Social Justice.'
  • Juliet is the recipient of numerous national and international scholarships and research awards, most notably the 2015 Joyce Cain Award for oustanding research on people of African descent and in 2010 she was the visiting scholar to Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
  • She currently works as Vice Dean of Research and Internationalisation in the Faculty of Education; and Professor in the Department of Education Leadership and Management Studies at the University of Johannesburg.
Greatest achievement: 

2015 Joyce Cain Award for oustanding research on people of African descent.

Professional interests: 

Education, research, human rights, social justice, social mobility, feminism.

Current occupation: 
Vice Dean of Research and Internationalisation in the Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg