Adam-Moodley, Kogila

Professor Emerita


Kogila Moodley is Professor emerita of Sociology at the University of British Columbia, where she was the first holder of the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education. She has served as President of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Ethnic, Minority and Racial Relations (RC05), and served on the editorial board of several journals including Ethnic and Racial Studies (London).  For over a decade she was annually affiliated with the University of Cape Town’s Centre for African Studies. Throughout, the focus of her research continues on xenophobia, political education, and comparative multiculturalism. During 2011 and 2012, she was a Fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Studies where together with Heribert Adam, they completed a comparative study of Xenophobia in South Africa.

Her books both co-authored and single-authored, include South Africa Without Apartheid , University of California Press,1986; Beyond Multicultural Education, Detselig, 1992; The Opening of the Apartheid Mind, University of California Press,1993; Comrades in Business: Post Liberation Politics in South Africa Tafelberg,1997. Seeking Mandela: Peacemaking Between Israelis and Palestinians. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2005. Her most recent book which reflects on a global journey from South Africa, is Race, Culture and Politics in Education. Teachers College Press, Columbia University. 2021.