Participants

Meltem Ahiska
Professor of Sociology
Boğaziçi University
Turkey

Victoria Collis Buthelezi
Researcher, WiSER
South Africa

María José Contreras Lorenzini
Professor of Theater
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Chile

Vilashini Cooppan
Associate Professor of Literature
University of California, Santa Cruz

Hoda Elsadda
Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Cairo University
Founder, The Women and Memory Forum
Egypt

Paul Gilroy
Professor of American English and Literature
King’s College London
UK

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
Research Chair, Studies in Historical Trauma and Transformation
Stellenbosch University
South Africa

Saidiya Hartman
Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University
USA

Patricia Hayes
Professor, Faculty of Arts, and NRF SARChI Chair in Visual History and Theory
University of the Western Cape
South Africa

Marianne Hirsch
Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University
USA

Achille Mbembe
Research Professor of History and Politics, WiSER
South Africa

Hlonipha Mokoena
Associate Professor, WiSER
Assistant Dean for Research in the Faculty of Humanities
South Africa

Penny Siopis
Visual Artist
Cape Town, South Africa

Jane Taylor
Andrew W. Mellon Chair of Aesthetic Theory and Material Performance
University of the Western Cape
South Africa

Vron Ware
Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies
Kingston University, London
UK