Crain Soudien is the Chief Executive Officer of the Human Sciences Research Council and formerly a Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Town where he remains an emeritus professor in Education and African Studies. His publications in the areas of social difference, culture, education policy, comparative education, educational change, public history and popular culture include three books, four edited collections and over 200 articles, reviews, reports, and book chapters, including a 2017 publication entitled “Nelson Mandela: Comparative Perspectives of his Significance for Education” and “The Cape Radicals: Intellectual and political thought of the New Era Fellowship: 1930s – 1960s”, published in 2019.

 

He is also the co-editor of three books on District Six, Cape Town, a jointly edited book on comparative education and the author of The Making of Youth Identity in Contemporary South Africa: Race, Culture and Schooling, the author of Realising the Dream: Unlearning the Logic of Race in the South African School, and the co-author of Inclusion and Exclusion in South Africa and Indian Schools.  He was educated at the University of Cape Town and UNISA, South Africa and holds a PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo.