Babalwa Magoqwana is the (Interim) Director for the Centre for Women and Gender Studies, at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She is a fellow of the African Humanities Programme. She is also a Research Associate of the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Chair in Social Policy at the University of South Africa (UNISA). She is the principal investigator of the Catalytic Project on Maternal Legacies of Knowledge in the Eastern cape supported by the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences. She was also a recipient of the National Research Foundation / First Rand Foundation Sabbatical Grant for her project on “Woman-Centred Vernacular Sociology of the Eastern Cape”.