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During the 2000-2001 academic year, I was on sabbatical leave. During October 2000, I was in the USA (Philadelphia and New York) and November 2000 in Cuba (Havana) visiting universities and attending conferences. From February to April 2001, I was in South Africa at University of Cape Town at the Graduate School of the Humanities and the Centre for Higher Education Development and in residence at All Africa House. I was doing research on academic transformation in South Africa. I produced a multimedia research report that I presented at DCU in Oct 2001. My interviews with Jeremy Cronin MP, done in April 2001 and January 2002, have caused considerable controversy within South Africa. I returned to South Africa for further research trips in 2002 and 2005. I was based at the University of the Witwatersrand in July-August 2002. During 2007, I was again on sabbatical, based at University of Cape Town from January to March 2007. The results of my research were published as
During October and November 2009, I was a visiting fellow at Boston University.