Prof. Babalwa Magoqwana (Nelson Mandela University) is a sociologist with a PhD from Rhodes University (2015). Her main research interests lie at the interdisciplinary crossing of sociology, anthropology, African languages, gender studies, and literature, with a focus on formulating a systematised indigenous feminist theory from Africa. Prof. Magoqwana’s research has been funded by the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS). She was awarded a National Research Foundation/First Rand Foundation sabbatical grant in 2017-2018, and received the Nelson Mandela University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for her Community Engagement Excellence Project in 2021. Prof. Magoqwana is currently the Interim Director for the Centre for Women and Gender Studies at Nelson Mandela University.