Rika Preiser is based at the Centre for Studies in Complexity since 2009 and has been a part-time lecturer in the Department of Philosophy since 2008 at the Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
She teaches Cultural Philosophy, Deconstruction and Theories of Complexity. She is also a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University where she teaches cultural theory and complexity to medical students. Since 2008 she has taught the MPhil module on Complexity at the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, University of Cape Town. She holds masters degrees in Journalism (2004) and Social Anthropology (2008), both obtained at Stellenbosch University. Currently she is completing her PhD entitled The Problem of Complexity: Rediscovering the role of Critique. Her research is focused on the philosophical and ethical implications of complexity theory and deconstruction and explores how the acknowledgement of complexity offers us the possibility of being self-critical in our scientific endeavours. She is co-editor with Paul Cilliers of Complexity, Difference and Identity (Springer, 2010).