Professor Priscilla Gutura (University of Pretoria) is an Associate Professor who holds a PhD in Social Work from the University of Fort Hare (2014). She is a registered social worker with the South African Council for Social Services Professions. Her research career commenced with her postdoctoral research, which focused on the impact of social grants on reducing poverty and inequality. This shaped her scholarly focus and launched her gender-oriented research career. Her research aims to explore how social protection can realise gender equality outcomes and empower women to reduce gender-based violence. In 2017, she was selected for the NRF-UP Mentorship Programme for Black Academics. She is an assistant editor of Ubuntu: Journal of Conflict and Social Transformation. She is a recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Exceptional Young Researchers’ Award of the University of Pretoria (2022). Prof. Gutura holds a Y2 rating from the NRF.