Dr Graham is a senior lecturer in and section head of International and Political Studies in the Faculty of Social and Health Sciences, MSA, and a senior research associate at the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Department of Politics and International Relations.
She completed her Ph.D on democracy studies from UJ in 2013 and was awarded the 2014 Stephen P. Koff Prize by the Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Cohesion (RISC) for the best Ph.D submission. She has since published a book in which she assessed the quality of South Africa’s democracy from 1994-2015.
In her career, she has lectured across several fields in political science and international relations and international studies, including policymaking, world cities, development studies, comparative politics and land reform, although her dedicated interests lie in the study of the quality of democracy, diplomacy, South African politics and international migration issues.
She also believes passionately in service learning and internships as ways for students to learn and prepare for future careers, but also in the value of students becoming active and valuable citizens in and members of their communities and wider society.