Professor Narnia Bohler-Muller, Executive Director of the HSRC’s DGSD research programme has been appointed to the editorial board of the African Journal of Gender and Religion.
An Editorial Board member will be responsible for, inter alia:
- Reviewing submitted manuscripts in your area of expertise up to twice a year (or to recommend potential reviewers).
- Distributing calls for papers in your department/networks.
- Assisting with the promotion and recommendation of manuscripts for journal issues, and overall promotion of the journal.
Prof. Bohler-Muller holds the degrees of BJuris LLB LLM (UPE) LLD (UP). Previously she was Professor of Law at Vista University and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) before joining Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) as research director of social sciences in February 2011. Currently she is Executive Director of the Democracy Governance and Service Delivery research programme at the Human Sciences Research Council and an adjunct Professor of the Nelson R Mandela School of Law at the University of Fort Hare.
Prof. Bohler-Muller has over 60 peer reviewed journal publications and book chapters, and has co-edited three books on gender violence; human trafficking and the dynamic of BRICS. She is an admitted Advocate of the High Court of the Republic of South Africa and served as presiding officer for the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) in Port Elizabeth for 7 years. Amongst others she has completed research consultancy work for the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development on HIV/AIDS, human rights and access to justice; and the Institute for Child Witness Research and Training on gender-based violence.
She has completed research fellowships at Griffith University’s law faculty in Brisbane, Australia; Birkbeck School of Law in London, UK; and the BRICS Policy Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Prof Bohler-Muller has represented South Africa in multilateral fora such as BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and is leading the Blue Economy Core Group of IORA (Indian Ocean Rim Association) appointed by the Minister of Higher Education and the Minister of International Relations respectively.
Her research interests include international and constitutional law, human rights, democracy, governance and social justice. Her largest project with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, the Constitutional Justice Project, has been positively received. In 2016 she was shortlisted as one of 14 candidates for the position of Public Protector.