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Executive Dean: Faculty of Humanities
Name: Kammila Naidoo
Location: B Ring 520 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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Contact Details:
Tel: Tel: 011-559-2955/2025/2883
Fax: Fax: 011-559-3242

Personal/Executive Assistant: Ms Regomoditswe Dube

About Prof Kammila Naidoo


Kammila Naidoo, is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Executive Dean in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg. She has taught gender studies and family sociology at a number of South African institutions including the University of Pretoria, the University of South Africa, and the University of Durban-Westville. Her primary research and published works are in the areas of gender, sexuality, reproduction, family and HIV/AIDS. She has been active in a number of community engagement roles within and external to universities and currently spends much of her time meditating and problem-solving as a member of a management team at the University of Johannesburg.


PhD (Sociology), University of Manchester, U.K.

DTE (Tertiary Education), UNISA

MA Sociology, University of Durban-Westville

BA Hons in Sociology, University of Durban-Westville

BA (Sociology, Political Science), University of Durban-Westville


Research interests

  • Family, Sexuality & Reproduction;
  • Gender; Poverty & Inequality

Selected Publications

Naidoo, K (2018). ‘Confronting the Scourge of Violence Against South Africa’s Women’. New Agenda, 71: 40-44.

Naidoo, K (2018). ‘Tracing Gender in the Personal, Familial and Socio-Political History of Nelson Mandela’. AFRIKA: Journal of Politics, Economics and Society, 8(2):47-66.

Naidoo, K (2018). ‘Sexual Violence and “Corrective Rape” in South Africa’. Global Dialogue, 8(1) April 2018.

Azong, M, Kelso, C.J and Naidoo, K (2018). ‘Vulnerability and Resilience of female Farmers to Climate Change in Oku, Cameroon’. African Sociological Review, 22 (1): 31-53.

Buiten, D and Naidoo, K (2016). ‘Framing the Problem of Rape in South Africa: Gender, Race, Class and State Histories’. Current Sociology, 64(4): 535-550.

Naidoo, K (2015). ‘Family biography, fertility and memory-making in an AIDS-affected South African site’. The History of the Family: An International Quarterly, 20: 106-121.