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Monday, 30 November 2020

New Director for Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships

WELCOME: Associate Prof Judy Peter WELCOME: Associate Prof Judy Peter

Associate Professor Judy Peter recently joined CPUT as the new Director: Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships.

Peter is an art historian, curator and the former Director: Academic Services at the University of Johannesburg.

She takes over the role from Prof Rene Pellissier who recently retired.  

Peter said her vision was “to promote CPUT’s Smart Internationalisation Strategy in teaching and learning, technology and innovation and in developing global and intercultural competencies for staff and students”.

She has published in the areas of gender studies, post-colonial studies and cultural studies in national and international journals and has presented academic papers both nationally and internationally in Brisbane, Massachusetts, Rijeka and New York. She has participated in various platforms, including South African Visual Arts Historians, College Art Association, Arts Council of the African Studies Association and the South African Jewellery Council.

Peter has facilitated outbound short learning programmes for students from the University of Johannesburg to Zagreb, New York, and Paris. She has also curated student jewellery exhibitions in South Africa, London, and New York.

With colleagues from Romania, she conceptualised the collaborative research project: Between democracies 1989-2014: Remembering, narrating and reimagining the past in Eastern and Central Europe and Southern Africa (EESA) for the period 2012 to 2018.

Peter participated in the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) Leadership programme in 2019, was a member of the AIEA Conference Committee 2020, served on the 2019-2020 Diversity Abroad Race and Ethnicity Task Force, has chaired numerous panels and presented at The Asia-Pacific Association for International Education.  

Written by Ilse Fredericks

Email: Frederickskennediji@cput.ac.za