Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Professor Zethu Matebeni

PROF. ZETHU MATEBENI

NRF Chair
Sexualities, Genders and Queer Studies

Prof. Zethu Matebeni is a sociologist, activist, writer, documentary film maker, Professor and South Africa Research Chair in Sexualities, Genders and Queer Studies at the University of Fort Hare. She has held positions at the University of the Western Cape and has been senior researcher at the Institute for Humanities in Africa (HUMA) at UCT. She has been a visiting Professor Yale University and has received a number of research fellowships including those from African Humanities Program, Ford Foundation, the Fogarty International Centre and the National Research Foundation.
The sociology and Anthropology department is pleased to be hosting Zintombizethu Matebeni, a Professor who is the South Africa Research Chair in Sexualities, Genders and Queer Studies at the University of Fort Hare. The Sociology and Anthropology department is pleased to have hosted Zintombizethu Matebeni.
She has taught in the first term honours Sociology classes, while holding talks at the Nelson Mandela University. Zethu’s published research focuses on gender and sexuality, with specific attention on black lesbian lives, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ rights and queer issues generally. She is the co-editor of “Beyond the Mountain: queer life in ‘Africa’s gay capital’” (UNISA Press, 2019), and Queer in Africa: LGBTQI identities, citizenship and activism (Routledge 2018).
She is actively involved in queer activism in South Africa and Zethu’s films, poetry and essays have been published in numerous journals, books and blogs including blacklooks.org and AWID.org. She has been a visiting Professor Yale University and has received a number of research fellowships including those from African Humanities Program, Ford Foundation, the Fogarty International Centre, and the National Research Foundation.

Plenary Speaker

Prof. Laura Sjoberg

PROF. LAURA SJOBERG

PLENARY SPEAKER
Head of Department, Politics, International Relations and Philosophy
British Academy Global Professor of Politics and International Relations
Director, the Gender Institute Royal Holloway
University of London, United Kingdom

Topic: “Seeing Multiple Gender Roles in Conflict and (In)Security”?
Prof. Laura Sjoberg is British Academy Global Professor of Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway University of London and Director of the Gender Institute. She specializes in gender, international relations, and international security, with work on war theory and women’s political violence. Her work has been published in more than four dozen journals of politics, international relations, gender studies, geography, and law. She is author or editor of fifteen books, including, most recently, with Jessica Peet, Gender and Civilian Victimization (Routledge, 2019) and with J. Samuel Barkin, International Relations’ Last Synthesis (Oxford, 2019). Prof. Laura was honored with the Distinguished Service Award in the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section of the International Studies Association in 2009.

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40 Minutes
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USD 520
USD 270
30 Minutes
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USD 250
30 Minutes
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USD 250
60 Minutes

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