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.
Content by Alexandra Willis
No One Is Safe Until Everyone Is Safe: A Study of Migrant Experiences With COVID-19 in South Africa
Alexandra Willis, Emmanuel Owusu-Sekyere, Gugu Resha, Marie-Noelle Nwokolo, Richard Morrow
18 May 2022
As the Zondo Commission Reports Show, it May be Time to Curb the President's Powers
6 May 2022
The Impact of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on the Nigerian Economy
5 Apr 2022
Undocumented Migrants — The Myths, Realities, and What we Know and Don't Know
Alexandra Willis, Emmanuel Owusu-Sekyere
24 Mar 2022
Clashes of Heritage, Sustainability and Survival in Zanzibar
16 Mar 2022
Whither Cadre Deployment in South Africa?
21 Feb 2022
Africa is Not a Country: One Size Does Not Fit All in the Fight For Gender Equality
17 Jan 2022
Who's 'That Man'? The Perspective of a 20-Something 'Whindian' on FW de Klerk
16 Nov 2021