Dr Sonja Theron
Research Aide to Dr Majak D’Agoot
Dr Sonja Theron is an alumnus of the Africa Leadership Centre (ALC) and a Research Aide on the Practice of Leadership programme, supporting Leading Practitioner Dr Majak D’Agoot.
She is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria and ALC. She holds a PhD in Politics from the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria.
In addition, she holds a BA in Journalism and a BA (Hons) in International Relations from the University of Pretoria and an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s. She is an alumni of the ALC’s Peace and Security Fellowship programme, which she completed in 2013.
As a member of staff at the University of Pretoria, she taught in the fields of Strategic and Security Studies and International Relations at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She also served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the ALC.
In addition, Sonja has been involved in various inter-university and inter-disciplinary research projects at the University of Pretoria and the ALC on topics relating to peace-building, foreign policy and regionalism.
She is a recipient of the NIHSS-SAHUDA Doctoral Scholarship for her PhD studies at the University of Pretoria and the Commonwealth Split-Site (PhD) Scholarship, completed at the ALC.