BiographySherianne Kramer is a registered South African research psychologist and psychology lecturer in the Department of Psychology, School of Human and Community Development (SHCD) at the University of the Witwatersrand. Prior to joining Wits, she worked as a researcher at the University of South Africa's Institute for Social and Health Sciences (ISHS) as well as taught at Monash University. Her work has involved national-level crime and violence prevention research, publication of findings in accredited journals, presentation of this research at both local and international conferences and workshops, the coordination and development of research projects and student lecturing, supervision and mentoring. Her research interests are primarily focused within the critical psychology discipline and include crime, violence and injury prevention, female and child perpetrated physical and sexual violence, gender identity and performativity and knowledge productions. She completed her PhD in 2014 in the area of female sexual perpetration with a focus on the victims of these crimes. She has since written a book based on her research with victims of female sex offenders. Her current research is focused on child and female perpetrations of violence and victims thereof. Sherianne has received a number of grants and various awards for her research. Her current research has been awarded a competitive NRF Thuthuka Grant. She has also received a European Research Council (ERC) Grant which is an extension of the Thuthuka Grant. Sherianne has been invited as a visiting research fellow at the Institute for Social Science, University of Amsterdam (UvA) in this regard in order to conduct collaborative work on male victims of both female and male offenders as part of a larger project run by UvA on Masculinities in Africa. Sherianne is currently the chair of the Psychological Society of South Africa Division for Research and Methodology. She is also a member of the Critical Violence Studies research thrust in the SHCD.
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Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Critical Psychology; Gender and Sexuality; Crime, Violence and Injury Reduction
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