Mohamed Seedat is Head of, and Professor in the University of South Africa’s Institute for Social and Health Sciences. Mohamed was until recently the Director of the South African Medical Research Council-University of South Africa Violence, Injury and Peace Research Unit. His present research is focused on the social anatomy of public protests, grassroots cultures of peace and safety, and the psychologies underlying South Africa’s ongoing and renewed struggles for a decolonised caring society. As part of a commitment to epistemic justice, Mohamed explores convergences in multiple counter-hegemonic enactments of psychology, including African and Islamic psychologies. He has supported community-engaged research, the capacitation of next generation socially-engaged researchers and academic leaders, and the transformation of writing cultures in the academy. His body of work, inclusive of regional and international collaborations, contributes to cross-disciplinary compassionate emancipatory scholarship for the 21st century. Mohamed also writes about the meanings and enactments of emancipatory community practices and the messiness inherent to resisting exclusionary knowledge practices.


Institute for Social and Health Sciences, University of South Africa (UNISA)