Kogila Moodley is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, where she was the first holder of the David Lam Chair of Multicultural Studies. A graduate of the University of Natal in her native South Africa, she holds graduate degrees from Michigan State University and the University of British Columbia. She has special expertise in multicultural education, ethnic and race relations, Canadian educational and immigration policy, and political and economic developments in South Africa. She serves on the Board of Directors of the International Sociological Association's Race Relations Committee. Her long-term research on the role of educational institutions in the democratic transformation in South Africa has resulted in a series of articles and book chapters, and her experience in Canada is reflected in another set of publications on such topics as the role of education in combating racism in Canada.