Norman Duncan

Norman Duncan

Dean of Humanities / University of Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA.

Professor Duncan is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa and President of the Psychological Society of South Africa. He was previously attached to the Universities of the Western Cape and the University of the Witwatersrand.

He holds a professorship in Psychology, he studied at the University of the Western Cape and the Université Paul Valérie (Montpellier III, France).

From 2008 he has contributed as one of the lead researchers at The Apartheid Archives Project; an international research initiative that aims to examine the nature of the experiences of racism of South Africans under the old apartheid order and their continuing effects on individual and group functioning in contemporary South Africa. 

Between 2006 and 2012 he served as the Scientific Chair of the 30th International Congress of Psychology: Psychology in the Service of Humanity. Furthermore, he serves on the editorial boards of 4 international journals of psychology. Lastly, he is a full member of the New Club of Paris, an international think-tank.

His research and publications are primarily in the fields of racism, developmental psychology and community psychology. He has co-edited some 12 volumes in these fields, including:

  • Developmental Psychology. Juta/UCT Press, 2009.
  • 'Race', Racism, Knowledge Production and Psychology in South Africa. Nova Science Publications, 2001.

CROP News and Events


May 2019

This report presents CROP's activities for the period January-December 2018.

Human Security as a Sine Qua Non for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development in Africa

May 2019

CROP POVERTY BRIEF 50: by Ojijo Odhiambo and Fatima Umar (UNDP Nigeria Country Office).

Poverty as Ideology: Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas

14 May 2019 | Bergen Global

LITERARY SALON: Andrew Fischer, winner of the International Studies in Poverty Prize awarded by CROP and Zed Books.

News from CROPNET

The Breakthrough of the Social: Practical Utopias, Wisdom and Radical Transformations - Social work

2-6 September 2019 | Dubrovnik, Croatia

CONFERENCE commemorating 30 years of social work courses at the Inter-university centre (IUC).

EADI ISS Conference 2020

29 June - 2 July 2020 | The Hague, Netherlands

CALL FOR PANELS: Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice (deadline 6 September)

World Science Forum 2019

20-23 November, 2019 | Budapest, Hungary

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "Science, Ethics and Responsibility" (deadline 10 April).