Dr Siphokazi Magadla is a Senior Lecturer in the Political and International Studies department at Rhodes University. She joined the department in 2011. She worked previously as a research consultant for the Security Sector Governance programme of the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria, focusing on the role of women in peace and security. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political and International Studies and Journalism and Media Studies, and Honours in Political and International Studies from Rhodes University. She holds a Masters Degree in International Affairs from Ohio University, USA. She is a Fulbright Scholar. She graduated with a PhD in 2017 at Rhodes University. Her PhD examined the state assisted integration of women ex-combatants into civilian life in post-apartheid South Africa.