Introducing the Editor-in-Chief of Inkanyiso
Prof Lulu Shokane (nee’ Nkosi) is the Interim Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zululand, since March 2023, where she was previously the Deputy Dean of Research, Innovation, and Internationalisation. Prof Shokane is a Professor of Social Work and holds a doctoral degree in Social Work from the University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa.
Her research interests include, among others; the broad field of Social Work and Community Development; critical and radical social work, decolonised methodologies, indigenous knowledge, and practices within the context of community development; asset-oriented community-led development (ABCD) – thus specific to social sciences and humanities education. She was the Vice-President of the Association of South African Social Work Education Institutions (ASASWEI) between 2019-2021. Prof Shokane is also a regional Mentor for the National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS), responsible for Kwa-Zulu Natal regional doctoral schools’ capacity initiatives. She is a Rated Researcher by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and serves as a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) Standing Committee on Humanities.
- J V Rautenbach, A L Shokane and S M Maistry (eds), (2023) Introduction to Social Work.2nd Edition, Juta Publishers. Print ISBN: 978 1 48513 199 1 eBook ISBN: 978 1 48513 203
- Mogomme A. Masoga, Allucia L. Shokane and Kelly JG. Gross (eds), 2021, ‘Problematising Local Indigenous Community Research: Afro-Sensed Perspectives’, in Knowledge pathing: Multi-, inter- and trans-disciplining in social sciences series Volume 2, pp. A-B, AOSIS, Cape Town. https://books.aosis.co.za/index.php/ob/catalog/book/233
- Allucia L. Shokane, Jabulani C. Makhubele and Lisa V. Blitz (eds), 2018, ‘Issues around aligning theory, research and practice in social work education’, in Knowledge pathing: Multi-, inter- and trans-disciplining in social sciences series Volume 1, pp. A-B, AOSIS, Cape Town. https://books.aosis.co.za/index.php/ob/catalog/book/76
We are excited to have such an esteemed academic as the leader of Inkanyiso, and we look forward to her impact on this exciting scholarly journal.