Faculty Director, Mastercard Scholars


Dr. Makhulu is Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African & African American Studies. Her research in South Africa focuses on social movements, historical transformation, race and class mobility, and rural-urban migration. She teaches courses on activism, urbanization, climate change, as well as social theory. Dr. Makhulu has been the Faculty Director of the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship program at Duke since 2016, and is proud to work with the final MCF Scholars cohort as they plan for life after graduation in May of 2022.