Prof. Christi van der Westhuizen (Ph.D.) is an author, socio-political analyst, columnist and former journalist. Her books include Sitting Pretty: White Afrikaans Women in Postapartheid South Africa (2017) and White Power & the Rise and Fall of the National Party (2007), and Working Democracy: Perspectives on South Africa's Parliament at 20 Years (2014). After holding research associateships with the universities of Cape Town, Free State and KwaZulu Natal, she is now working as an associate professor at the University of Pretoria. She is also an associate of the Democracy Works Foundation. Her working life started as a journalist at the anti-apartheid newspaper Vrye Weekblad and she is a regular commentator in the South African and international media.