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Alexandra Willis

Alexandra Willis

Machel-Mandela Fellow

South AfricaSouth Africa


Alexandra took up the Machel-Mandela fellowship at the Brenthurst Foundation in November 2021 having a Masters degree in Political Science and experience in NGO research and journalism behind her.

She previously worked at Democracy Works Foundation and interned at eNews Channel Africa. The topic of her research report for her Master's degree (Wits University, 2019) was 'Competing Feminisms: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Concepts 'Victim', 'Perpetrator' and 'Agency' in the Context of the #MeToo Campaign'. This built upon her Honours research report (Stellenbosch University, 2015) titled 'A Critical Analysis of the Implications of 'Multiculturalism' and its Association with 'The Politics of Recognition' for the Liberal Democratic State's commitment to women's rights'.

She was awarded membership to the Golden Key International Honour Society during her undergraduate years at Wits University for academic excellence and her passions include human rights and development in Africa.


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