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Challenges Faced by Female Academic Thrust in the Spotlight

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Professor Bandana Purkayastha seen with Social Science staff and students.
Professor Bandana Purkayastha seen with Social Science staff and students.

The School of Social Sciences at the Pietermaritzburg campus hosted a seminar on “Women in Academia: Gendered Challenges, Gendered Solutions” presented by Professor Bandana Purkayastha from the University of Connecticut, USA.

Purkayastha, who is a Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies, shared her personal experiences in academia from a teaching, research and support perspective.

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Challenges Faced by Female Academic Thrust in the Spotlight