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researcher , sociologist

Ria Smit, South African sociologist, researcher. Recipient award for outstanding research, South African Association University Women, civic merit award, City of Germiston, South Africa; grantee, National Research Foundation, 2001-2002.

Background

Smit, Ria was born on March 4, 1972 in Alberton, Gauteng, South Africa. Daughter of Joseph Edward and Maria Elizabeth Smit.

Education

Bachelor in Humanities cum laude, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1993. Bachelor in Sociology cum laude, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1994. Master of Arts in Sociology cum laude, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1995—1995.

D Little and Phil., Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2000.

Career

Junior lecturer Rand Afrikaans University, 1995—1998, lecturer, 1998—2001, senior lecturer, since 2001. Research associate Center for Sociological Research, Johannesburg, since 2001.

Membership

Volunteer professional family counselor Clinic for Marital and Family Crisis, Germiston, 1998—2002. Member of Committee on Family Research (associate. Board directors 2002), Committee on Social Psychology (associate), International Sociological Association (associate), South African Sociological Association (associate.

Research group convener 1999—2001).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, chamber music, nature hiking, creative writing, singing.

Connections

Married Andries Jacobus Du Bruyn, September 23, 2001.

father:
Joseph Edward

mother:
Maria Elizabeth Smit

spouse:
Andries Jacobus Du Bruyn