Professor Chrissie Boughey is Deputy Vice Chancellor at Rhodes University in South Africa. She was born and educated in Britain and holds a DPhil degree in Linguistics. She worked in the Arabian Gulf for many years before moving to South Africa in the late 198os. Her early research work focused on the relationship between language and learning. More recently she has moved to examining higher education as a global phenomenon with a special interest in the way dominant discourses shape students’ experiences. She supervises widely at doctoral level and, to date, has supervised more than twenty candidates through to successful completion.
Professor Boughey serves on the editorial boards of Teaching in Higher Education and Arts and Humanities in Higher Education. She reviews for a wide range of international journals. In South African she is a National Research Foundation rated researcher and has held two large grants which have funded a number of doctoral scholars. She has recently co-authored a book, to be published in 2019, entitled ‘Calling for Change’. The book explores shifts in higher education globally as well as, more specifically in South Africa.