Samukezi is a social justice activist who advocates for Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer (LBQ) rights in South Africa. She has a PhD in Political Science, University of Limpopo, where she lecturers and convenes the Gender Studies Program. A former Fulbright scholar, Samukezi also holds a Masters in Women and Gender Studies, San Francisco State University, US. Her research focuses on LBQ narratives and experiences, social movements, democracy, African sexuality and gender diversity. She is a member of South Africa’s Presidential GBV, Summit 2 Planning Committee.