Nelson Mandela University wishes to announce a second National Research Foundation (NRF) SARCHI Research Chair in Humanities. The Research Chair on African Feminist Imaginations, to be occupied by Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola (left) from the Centre for Women and Gender Studies, is the second Chair to be awarded in the Humanities Faculty within the space of two months.
Prof Gqola is a product of the deep intellectual histories of the Eastern Cape, growing up in a family of intellectuals inside the University of Fort Hare’s Alice campus, only to become a Dean of Research in the same university in 2018. Her previous appointments include Chief Research Specialist with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), and the Department of English and Classical Culture, at the University of the Free State from 1997 to 2005.
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