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nalini moodley diarNalini Moodley-Diar is currently the Executive Dean and Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. She has a B.A (Fine Arts), M.A. (Art History) cum laude, a UPGCE and completed her PhD in Art History at the University of KwaZulu-Natal which focused on the visual art produced by Indian South Africans. She has been spent more than 28 years in the field of education across the sector from Primary, Secondary and Tertiary education. Her present areas of research include the politics of minorities as well as the complexities of race and identity politics within a transforming South Africa. Within this broad area she focuses on the challenges of being Indian in a post-apartheid South Africa while also engaging in projects that attempt to memorialise the history of Indian Indenture across the globe. In this regard she is a member of the International Scientific Committee for the memorialisation of Indenture across the globe. She has published papers in peer reviewed journals on Hindu art and artists in South Africa, Indian dance, and the multiplicity of positionalities of Indians in South Africa. She is currently the Chairperson of the Women In leadership Forum at the Tshwane University of Technology and is also engaged in research projects focusing on women leaders in higher education. Professor Moodley-Diar is currently engaged in numerous book projects within her fields of research. In addition she is also a Bharatha Natyam teacher having brought three students to complete their arangetrams.

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