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Dr Monica Fernandes
Lecturer in Modern African History

Bannerman Centre 019D


Dr Monica Fernandes has a BA in Psychology from the Rand Afrikaans University, BA Honours degrees in History and Political Science from the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, a MA degree in International Conflict Analysis from Kent University, and a PhD from Brunel University. She is a Senior Fellow of Advance HE, and her research interests include transnational women’s activism, African history, and gender and race in South Africa.


  • PhD History- “Beyond borders: A Transnational History of the Black Sash and FEDSAW, c. 1952 -62”, Brunel University London, UK.
  • MA International Conflict Analysis, University of Kent, UK.
  • BA Honours Degree Political Science, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • BA Honours Degree Historical Studies, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • BA Psychology, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa.


UG Dissertation Convenor in the Politics and History Division

Module lead for:

  • PX2609- History of the Women’s Movement in the West
  • PP3617- Long Walk to Freedom: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid in South Africa

Newest selected publications

Fernandes, MG. (2015) 'The transnational factor: The beginnings of South Africa's women's movement'. New Contree, 73 (73). pp. 181 - 198. ISSN: 0379-9867 Open Access Link

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