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Dr. Malose Langa is a Psychology Senior Lecturer in the School of Community and Human Development at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, where he is teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is also supervising Honors and Masters Psychology Students.

Malose also works at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) as an Associate Senior Researcher where he has been involved in various research projects over the last ten years. Some of the research projects included his work with juvenile offenders, ex-combatants, causes of violent crime in South Africa, causes of violent service delivery and more recently the impact of Community Work Programme (CWP) in preventing crime and violence. Reports of all these research projects are available on the CSVR website ( His well-known report is entitled Smoke that Calls which investigates causes of violent protests post 1994 and how these protests are linked to hegemonic masculinities and power struggles within the ANC (African National Congress).

His research interests include risk-taking behaviors amongst the youth and their role in politics, trauma of collective violence and the psychology of men (masculinity) in post-apartheid South Africa. His PhD topic was focused on exploring multiple voices of masculinity amongst adolescent boys in Alexandra Township, South Africa.

Malose has published book chapters and journal articles on violent crime, substance abuse, problems facing former combatants and masculinity. His recent journal articles have been published in the South African Journal of Psychology, Social Science and Medicine, Men and Masculinities, Psychology in Society and British Journal of Substance Abuse. Malose is a P1-rated Researcher by the National Research Fund (NRF) and sits on the Board of the Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA), Psychology Division.



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