Dr. Elsje Bonthuys is a professor of law at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She completed a BA, LLB and LLM at the University of Stellenbosch and completed her Ph.D. entitled ‘A feminist analysis of custody in South African law’ at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. She teaches in the areas of family law and contract law and her research focusses on gender. Recent research includes work on women judges in South Africa, and the interaction between race and gender in family law. Dr. Bonthuys is a widely published scholar and her works have appeared in several peer reviewed journals. She is the co-author of four books and has contributed several chapters in edited books.