- Semester AZA1010 (Fundamentals of Political Science); AZA3015 (War, peace and international security).
- Semester AZA3301 (Social Inclusion Internship Programme); AZA2016 (Public policymaking).
- Masters dissertation supervision.
- Heidi obtained her PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 2015. She also holds an MA in Political Studies from Wits University and a BA Honours in Development Studies from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. Heidi was awarded a Leverhulme Trust scholarship to carry out her doctoral research, examining the African National Congress’ (ANC) theory and practice of participatory democracy. She has published several peer-reviewed journal articles on the history of democratic thought in the ANC, the 1980s people’s power movement, and participatory democracy in post-1994 South Africa. Heidi is currently completing a book manuscript on participatory democracy and the ANC, and is undertaking ongoing research into conceptions of democracy amongst members of the South African Police Service.
Professional bodies associations
- South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS).
- Research Associate of the Centre for Social Change, University of Johannesburg
Heidi’s research interests lie in South African political history and public policy, democratic theory, liberation and mass movements, state-civil society relations and the role of police in democracy.
Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
- Brooks, H. (2019). ‘Democracy and its discontents: Protest from a police perspective’, South African Crime Quarterly, 67, March 2018.
- Brooks, H. (2018). ‘Popular power and vanguardism: The democratic deficit of 1980s ‘people’s power’’, Politikon, 45 (3), pp 313-334.
- Brooks, H. (2018). ‘Differential interpretations in the discourse of ‘people’s power’: Unveiling intellectual heritage and normative democratic thought’, African Studies, Volume 77, (3), pp. 451-472.
- Brooks, H. (2018). ‘Merging radical and liberal traditions: The Constitution Committee and the development of democratic thought in the African National Congress, 1986-1990’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 44 (1) pp.167-184.
- Brooks, H. (2017). ‘The mass movement and public policy: Discourses of participatory democracy in post-1994 South Africa’, Journal of Modern African Studies, 55 (1), pp.105-127.
- Brooks, H. (2004). ‘The Dominant Party System: Challenges for South Africa’s Second Decade of Democracy’, Journal of African Elections, 3 (2), December 2004, EISA.
- Brooks, H. And Letsholo, S. (2004). ‘Political violence and Intimidation. Sofala: a cause for concern?’ Election Talk (13) May 2004, EISA.
international Conference Presentations
- Brooks, H., T. Ngwane and C. Runciman, ‘Decolonising and re-theorising the meaning of democracy: A South African perspective’, International Sociological Association (ISA) Conference, Toronto, Canada, 15-21 July 2018.
- Brooks, H. ‘From Rights to Revolution. Participation and Civil and Political Rights: the African National Congress (ANC) in the 1940-60s’, African Studies Association (ASA) UK Conference, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 6-8 September 2012.
National Conference Presentations
- Brooks, H. ‘Conceptions of democracy amongst officers of the South African Police Service’. Paper presented at the South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS) Conference, University of Pretoria, 1-3 October 2018.
- Brooks, H. ‘Discourses of Participatory Democracy in Post-1994 South Africa’, SAAPS Conference, UNISA, 10-12 September 2014.