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The African Gender Institute
The African Gender Institute is going through an exciting transition! Some pages on the site are still 'in process' - watch the space
African Gender Institute/Gender Studies position on the e-media University of Cape Town talk, “What does Science say about LGBTQA+”, hosted by VC Phakeng in conversation with Dr. Kgomotso Mathabe, a medical practitioner and urologist
As a team of researchers, writers, teachers, and activists located within the Humanities Faculty at UCT, we are deeply disappointed by the calibre of the information, assumptions, and ideas profiled by the talk. We are  simultaneously outraged by...
Ruvimbo Tenga - "Theatre as a tool is a healing space"
On Monday, 22 March 2020, Ruvimbo Tenga, activist, freelance consultant and member of the Sex Worker Theatre Group and Steering Committee Member under the Global GRACE Project; spoke of her experiences as a migrant sex worker and activist in South...
Department of African Feminist Studies - New Masters Course in Gender and Transformation
The Department of African Feminist Studies offers a Masters level coursework programme in Gender and Transformation.  The programme is rooted in questions about continental histories and contemporary politics and the ways in which diverse feminist...
Nomusa Makhubu
Nomusa Makhubu is the new Chair of the AGI's Advisory Board
Nomusa Makhubu is Associate Professor in Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Cape Town. She is the new Chair of the AGI’s Advisory Board.
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Friday, 3 December 2021
Call for submissions, Feminist Africa: African Women Workers in a Changing World

Call for submissions, Feminist Africa: African Women Workers in a Changing World

Publication Date:
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 - 08:45
Vacancy - Associate Professor/Professor- African Feminist Studies

The African Gender Institute is excited to fill a new post for an Associate Professor or Professor who will be part of our new African Feminist Studies department to be launched next year. Recently renamed to capture the particular intellectual and imaginative roots and strengths at work, the Department of African Feminist Studies remains one in strong collegiality with continental and national partners.

Publication Date:
Wed, 20 Oct 2021 - 10:30
Department of African Feminist Studies - New Masters Course in Gender and Transformation

The Department of African Feminist Studies offers a Masters level coursework programme in Gender and Transformation.  The programme is rooted in questions about continental histories and contemporary politics and the ways in which diverse feminist and queer theorizations inform possibilities for new ways of imagining humanity.

Publication Date:
Thu, 30 Sep 2021 - 09:00
African Gender Institute/Gender Studies position on the e-media University of Cape Town talk, “What does Science say about LGBTQA+”, hosted by VC Phakeng in conversation with Dr. Kgomotso Mathabe, a medical practitioner and urologist

As a team of researchers, writers, teachers, and activists located within the Humanities Faculty at UCT, we are deeply disappointed by the calibre of the information, assumptions, and ideas profiled by the talk.

We are  simultaneously outraged by the way the talk positioned those living counter-heteronormatively as a “they,” to be reduced to an explanation via medical engagement with only our genitals. We associate this approach with colonial anthropologies and although a concentration on ‘othering’ people via their bodies may indeed be part of the thinking of Prof. Phakeng and Dr Mathabe’s, we ourselves have answered the call to thoroughly decolonize any epistemological, or strategic, knowledge-making around questions of gender, sex, and sexuality. We do not expect to find that at the most senior level of the university, our own work is being undone, our students, co-workers, and partners damaged/attacked and gravely violated in public space.

We have also written to Prof. Phakeng to ask for a conversation about her approach and await a response.

Publication Date:
Thu, 09 Sep 2021 - 13:45

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