Dr Shirley Du Plooy
Position
Lecturer
Department
Anthropology
Address
FGG 326
ANTHROPOLOGY
IB 22
Telephone
051 4019395
Office
Flippie Groenewoud Building: Block B 326
Information

Short CV

Shirley was born in Ficksburg in the Free State where she completed her primary and secondary education. She began her academic career at UFS where she obtained her M.Soc.Sc. degree [cum laude], and received the Alumni award for the best Master’s student in the Faculty of the Humanities for her dissertation entitled Female initiation: becoming a woman among the Basotho.

Shirley has worked at the University of the Free State since 1997: for seven years at the Department of Anthropology as lecturer, for two years at the Centre for Health Systems Research & Development (CHSR&D) as researcher, and is now permanently back at the Department of Anthropology.

She has published nationally in peer-reviewed journals; authored and co-authored over 20 technical reports and other publications; and attended and presented at national conferences.

Shirley’s interests and areas of focus include: Basotho culture; rites of passage; traditional vs. biomedical health care systems; human resources for health; staff burnout & wellness; spiritual and religious pilgrimage; and sacred sites.


FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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