About Prof Mlamuli Nkosingphile Hlatshwayo
Professor Mlamuli Nkosingphile Hlatshwayo is an Associate Professor at Ali Mazrui’s Centre for Higher Education Studies at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His research interests include theorising higher education transformation and decolonisation in the global South, student movements and replacing African epistemic traditions in curricula. Prof Hlatshwayo has over 20 peer-reviewed publications and over 25 national and international conference presentations, and has given over 20 invited seminars/public lecturers across the South African, American, British and Indian higher education institutions. He holds a PhD in Higher Education Studies and a Masters’ degree (cum laude) in Political and International Studies from Rhodes University. Prof Hlatshwayo was a visiting scholar at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education for 2018-2019. He was the 2020 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans-education, the Jakes Gerwel Distinguished Fellow in Education, as well as the 2021-2025 Andrew W. Mellon Early Career Fellow in higher education. He served as a member of the Council on Higher Education’s 20-year national review of the South African higher education system in 2019-2020. He is the current project manager in the Heltasa’s National Interest Group on Decolonisation. Prof Hlatshwayo’s co-edited book, Decolonising Knowledge and Knowers: Struggles for University Transformation in South Africa, was published with Routledge in 2022.
Prof Mlamuli Nkosingphile Hlatshwayo (2022-2024)
- Gachago, D, Hlatshwayo, MN, Van Heerden, L & Nkoala, S. (2024). Two unlikely bedfellows: Towards a decolonial unconference methodology. Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning.
- Hlatshwayo, MN. (2024). When they see us: Black students and the fight for a decolonial university in South Africa. In Conner, J., Raaper, R., Valenzuela, CG. & Gauthier, L. (Eds.). Bloomsbury Handbook of Student Voice in Higher Education. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.
- Hlatshwayo, MN & Mfeka, NN. (2023). Kunzima, it’s not for the fainthearted: Narratives of the student representative council in negotiating student leadership in higher education. South African Journal of Higher Education.
- Hlatshwayo, MN & Ngcobo, BM. (2023). Are we there yet? An intersectional take on black women academics’ experiences in a South African university. Journal of Education.
- Hlatshwayo, MN & Ngcobo, BM. (2023). Doing just enough to get by: Voices of black female early career academics in navigating the publish or perish discourse in South Africa. Education as Change.
- Hlatshwayo, MN. (2023). Academic development in the period of disruption: A decolonial insight. In Shoba, R. and Chitanand, N. (Eds.). Academic Staff Development Disruptions, Complexities, Change (Envisioning new Futures).
- Hlatshwayo, MN, Zondi, TA, and Mokoena, TD. (2023). It gives me anxiety! Black academics’ experiences of teaching large classes during/post the COVID-19 pandemic in a South African university. Perspectives in Education 41(2), 104-119.
- Hlatshwayo, MN. (2023). Decolonising the South African University: First Thoughts. South African Journal of Higher Education 37(3), 100-112.
- Hlengwa, A., Hlatshwayo, MN & Ngcwangu, S. (2022). Access and success with a focus on public higher education. Review of Higher Education in South Africa Twenty-five years into Democracy. Pretoria: Council on Higher Education. CHE: Pretoria.
- Hlatshwayo, MN. (2022). The rise of the neoliberal university in South Africa: Some implications for curriculum imagination(s). Education as Change, 26 (1), 1-21.
- Hlatshwayo, MN., Fataar, A., Adendorff, H. & Maluleka, P. (Eds.) (2022). Decolonising Knowledge and Knowers: Struggles for University Transformation in South Africa. London and New York: Routledge.
- Hlatshwayo, MN. (2022). Decolonizing the university: Some preliminary notes on recontextualizing (decolonial) knowledge in the time of transformation. In Hlatshwayo, MN, Fataar, A, Adendorff, H and Maluleka, P. (Eds.). Decolonising Knowledge and Knowers: Struggles for University Transformation in South Africa. London and New York: Routledge.
- Hlatshwayo, MN, Fataar, A, Adendorff, H. & Maluleka, P. (2022). Introducing ‘decolonising knowledge and knowers. In Hlatshwayo, MN, Fataar, A, Adendorff, H and Maluleka, P. (Eds.). Decolonising Knowledge and Knowers: Struggles for University Transformation in South Africa. London and New York: Routledge.