Bernedette Muthien

Bernedette Muthien, B.A., S.Soc.Sci. Hons, M.A., is a poet, scholar and activist who co-founded and directs an NGO, Engender, which works in the intersectional areas of genders & sexualities, human rights, justice & peace. Over 18 years she produced more than 160 publications and presentations on 6 continents. Amongst others, she co-convenes the Global Political Economy Commission of the International Peace Research Association, and serves on various international advisory boards, including the international journal Human Security Studies. Bernedette was the first Fullbright-Amy Biehl fellow at Stanford University, and holds postgraduate degrees from the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch in South Africa. Her current research centres on how social and gender egalitarianism are coterminous with nonviolence, as well as showing that nonviolent and egalitarian societies haveexisted throughout time and presently continue to exist. Her first solo collection of poetry - Ova - was published during early 2012.
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