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Name: Marlene de Beer
Location: Office 214, Ellen Khuzwayo Building Soweto Campus
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Tel: +27 (0) 11 559 3729


About Marlene de Beer

A first-generation slow scholar with a Master’s in Soc. Sc. Community Development and over 30 years of research and teaching experience in South Africa, Malaysia & Ireland.

Registered Social Worker to Practice (#10-14594) with the South African Council for Social Service Professions.
Research focus: Qualitative, Intersectional, trans / inter / multi-disciplinary i.e.:  IR4.0 Society 5.0, Older Persons, (Invisible) Disabilities & Non-Normative Sexualities.
Teaching & Learning Philosophies: Pedagogy of Discomfort & Disruption.
Theoretical orientations: Queer-Crip-Eco-Fem.
Supervised over 10 Masters’ students to graduation since at UJ 2013.
Professional member: International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME).
Community Engagement: CLIT+ Artistic Activism ;  K9-4-GBV Protection ; Hemp socio-economic development.

Sample single-authored academic publications:
  1. Paternal masturbation of profoundly disabled son: South African case study. In Chappell, P. and De Beer, M. (Eds.). (2019). Diverse voices of disabled sexualities in the Global South. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.     189-220.
  2. Culture- & Spiritual Sensitive Healthcare Assessment & Intervention. In Brizay, U., Ross, F. and Lutz, R. (Eds.). (2015). Public Health & Health Politics: Social Work of the South, Volume V. Erfurt University, Germany. Pp. 273-299.
  3. Echoes of a Wounded African Healer. In Huber, T. (Series & Vol. Ed.). (2010). Teaching <~> Learning Indigenous, Intercultural Worldviews: International Perspectives on Social Justice and Human Rights Series: Vol. 3. Storied inquiries in international landscapes: An anthology of educational research. Charlotte, NC: Information Age. Pp. 377-386.
  4. Futures beyond social cohesion: Lessons for the ‘Classroom’. In Inayatullah, S., Bussey, M. and Milojević, I. (Eds.). (2006). Neohumanist Educational Futures: Liberating the Pedagogical Intellect. Taipei: Tamkang University Press. Pp. 202-226.
  5. Police Officials’ Experience and Behaviour in the Implementation of Equality and Elimination of Discriminatory Practices at Station Level. (1999). Masters Dissertation. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg.
  6. The legacy of discriminatory policing in South Africa and the transformation to equality: Initiatives and opportunities for the lesbigay community policing task group. (1998). Servamus: Praetor, March: vt10-18.


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