Amanda Gouws is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, where she holds a SARChI Research Chair in Gender Politics. Her research focuses on women and citizenship, women’s representation, and gender-based violence. She has published widely in these areas.  Her latest co-edited book with Olivia Ezeobi, COVID Diaries: Women’s Experience of the Pandemic, has just appeared with Imbali Press (2021).  She was a Commissioner for the South African Commission for Gender Equality from 2012-2014.