School of Social Sciences

Mariam Seedat Khan

Mariam Seedat Khan


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Senior Lecturer




Howard College Campus

Office Address

MTB F131

Degrees Held

  • B Soc Sc York University Toronto, Canada
  • Honours Soc Sc, UND, Durban
  • Masters Soc Sc, UND, Durban
  • D.Phil University of Kwa Zulu Natal

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Research interests

  • Gender, Family, Identity, work life balance, domestic work and socialisation. Teaching areas include; theory, methodology and gender,



  • Seedat Khan, M. 2009 Domestic Workers and Socialisation in South Africa; 2009; Verlag Dr. Muller; ISBN 978-3-639-19671-9

Edited Chapters

  • April 2012; Chapter 9: A sense of South African Indianness: citizenship, identity and experiences of exclusion at the Oriental Plaza in Johannesburg ;  P154-168
  • April 2011; Chapter 25 Gender politics and work-family integration: persisting exclusions at two South African universities; P401-415
  • April 2012; Part 1 Chapter 3 Tracing the Journey of South African Indian Women from 1860 35 -47
  • Seedat Khan, M. 2010 South African Indian Women Journey from 1860″ South African Labour Bulletin, Vol 34, N 5, pp59-61

Selected Awards and Professional Honours

  • Secretary of the South African Sociological Association SASA March 2011 -July 2012
  • Executive Member SASA 2012-Present
  • Member of the International Sociological Association 2007- present
  • Africa and Middle East Representative R 32 Clinical Sociology
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Contemporary History 2007-present
  • Recipient of the University of Johannesburg, Faculty of Humanities, Outstanding First Year Teaching Award 2011



  • SOCY101H1P1 Introduction to Sociology:
    This course will provide students with an understanding of Sociology and the Social Sciences; you will be able to understand the difference between common sense thinking and sociological thinking.
  • SOCY302H1 Contemporary Theory- Theorists: This course introduces students to contemporary social theorists in the field of gender.
  • SOCY702H1P1 Contemporary Social Theory: This postgraduate course provides students with a theoretical base in Sociology; students will explore key theoretical areas that will help them draw a link between theory and practice.
  • SOCY202H2P2 Social Change: This course will allow students to become familiar with theories of social change, and their implications for understanding societies.

Recent and current graduate students supervised with thesis/research interests.

  • Cheri- Lee Andrade; Masters in Sociology; Negotiating HIV and AIDS. The quality of dating relationships of young adults
  • Trusha Reddy; Masters in Political Science” The commercialisation of NGO’s”
  • Vanessa Van der Walt; Masters in Sociology; Primary Socialisation And Race: Student Experiences
  • Annelize Naidoo; Masters in Sociology; The subjective experiences of family work life balance for the female black African domestic worker in Johannesburg.;  Subjective experiences of family-work life balance black African domestic workers in Johannesburg?
  • Mariam Sha; Management College of South Africa; Masters in Business Administration; Supervision of Dissertation
  • Golden Phiri; Management College of South Africa; Masters in Business Administration; Supervision of Dissertation
  • Muhammed Suliman; Masters in Sociology: Gaining, maintaining or losing Social Capital. The experience of Muslim women during Iddah