Mrs Alta Vermeulen
Position
Lecturer
Department
Political Studies and Governance
Address
FGG132
BLOCK B
Bloemfontein
Telephone
051/401-3264
Office
Flippie Groenewoud Building: Block B
Information

Short CV

Mrs. Alta Vermeulen

  1. Language ability

    Fully bilingual (English and Afrikaans)

    Basic Arabic (Speak, read and write)

  2. Educational Qualifications:

    2012: Graduated with B.A degree in Media and Journalism with distinctions in Media Studies, Criminology and Political Science at the University of the Free State

    2013: Graduated with B.A Honours Degree cum laude in Political Science at the University of the Free State

    2015: Graduated with a Master’s Degree cum laude in Political Science at the University of the Free State. Title of thesis:  Reassessing Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Africa: A Critical Terrorism Study

  3. Academic Awards

    2011: Receives Daan Wessels-award for Best Third Year student in Political Studies and Governance at the University of the Free State

    2012: Member of the Golden Key International Association of Academic Achievers

  4. Papers Delivered at Conferences
  • “I am Charlie, but I am Baga too. Why are African lived Deemed less Newsworthy?” Presentation delivered at Workshop on Perspectives on African Peace and Security (in collaboration with Osaka School of International Public Policy) 12 February 2015
  • “Why African lives are deemed less newsworthy: A study of terrorism, its effects and the global perceptions thereof.” Presentation delivered at the Regional Colloquium of the South African Association of Political Studies. 1 October 2015
  • “Is it time to rethink the fundamentals of Political Research? Starting with the greatest modern threat in Africa – Terrorism.” Presentation delivered at the 13th National Conference of the South African Association of Political Studies. 1 September 2016
  1. Publications

Articles in Journals (* indicated accredited journal)

  • (With Hussein Solomon) “The origins, ideology and development of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb” Africa Review. April 2015
  • *(With Hussein Solomon) “Understanding the Rise of Boko Haram and its Discontents,” Journal for Contemporary History, Vol 39 No 2, December 2014, pp. 227 – 249

Occasional Papers

  • “Post-Gaddafi Libya – a ‘Not-So-Easy’ Road to Democracy,” RIMA Occasional Papers, Vol. 1 No 16. July 2013
  • The Scramble between France, AQIM and Other Regional Terrorist Groups: It’s All about Sibling Rivalry,” RIMA Occasional Papers, Vol. 1 No. 3. May 2013
  • (With Hussein Solomon) “Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb: Ruthless Idiots or Clever Opportunists,” RIMA Occasional Papers, Vol. 1 No 10. May 2013

Publications

Articles in Journals (* indicated accredited journal)

(With Hussein Solomon) “The origins, ideology and development of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb” Africa Review. April 2015

*(With Hussein Solomon) “Understanding the Rise of Boko Haram and its Discontents,” Journal for Contemporary History, Vol 39 No 2, December 2014, pp. 227 – 249.

Occasional Papers

“Post-Gaddafi Libya – a ‘Not-So-Easy’ Road to Democracy,” RIMA Occasional Papers, Vol. 1 No 16. July 2013

The Scramble between France, AQIM and Other Regional Terrorist Groups: It’s All about Sibling Rivalry,” RIMA Occasional Papers, Vol. 1 No. 3. May 2013

(With Hussein Solomon) “Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb: Ruthless Idiots or Clever Opportunists,” RIMA Occasional Papers, Vol. 1 No 10. May 2013

Publications (Short List)


Research


Area(s) of Interest

Critical Terrorism Studies

Terrorism in Africa

The use and role of the media in terrorism in Africa

African Politics

Courses Presented

Introduction to Political Studies - POLS 1514

Governance and Transformation in Africa - POLS 2624

Community Service


Service Learning



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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