Prof Crain Soudien is the Chief Executive Officer of the Human Sciences Research Council. He holds an M.Ed from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and obtained a PhD in Education from the same university in 1996.
Before joining the HSRC in September 2015, he was a Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He remains a professor in the School of Education at UCT.
His areas of research interest include: social difference, culture, education policy, comparative education, educational change, public history and popular culture.
Prof Soudien's publication record spans the authoring and co-authoring of more than 180 articles, reviews, reports, and book chapters. His most recent work, published in Pedagogy, Culture & Society, draws on intentionality systems theory to begin a discussion about the relationship between the act of violence and thinking.
He is a fellow of a number of local and international academies and serves on the boards of a number of cultural, heritage, education and civil society structures.
The Board of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Crain A. Soudien as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the HSRC. Prof. Soudien’s appointment was confirmed by Cabinet on 27 May 2015 and will be effective 1 September 2015.