Prof Kammila Naidoo holds the position of Executive Dean and Professor of Sociology at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Prior to arriving at UJ, she taught at UP, UNISA and UDW (now UKZN). Her PhD was completed at the University of Manchester, UK, in 2001. Her current publications and research interests are in the areas of gender relations, family, violence and political economy. She is currently involved in an ESRC-funded international initiative, referred to as the GendV Project, and is working with scholars from India, South Africa, and the UK, to build comparative and substantive insights on the drivers of GBV. She has served as a journal editor of the South African Review of Sociology and guest editor for Development Southern Africa and Sage Open. She has supervised to completion about 90 postgraduates and post-doctoral students and has been external examiner for an equivalent number of students. She has sat on several review panels for universities, institutional bodies, and science councils. Her email address is