Work-in-progress seminar series: New Histories of Gender, Sex and Violence in Southern Africa

This seminar series gathers researchers across a range of disciplines and career stages currently working on the themes of gender, sex and sexuality, and violence in Southern Africa. It is a space where scholars can present new research ideas or works-in-progress and seek feedback, ask questions, and share resources. The group meets every four weeks via Zoom, beginning in March 2021. If you are interested in attending or presenting at one of our seminars, please email Emily Bridger (

Seminar Schedule

DateTimeSpeakerPaper Title
Thursday, 25th March 202113:00-14:30 (CAT, GMT+2)Noam Lubinsky‘Tracing the life of synthetic testosterone in South Africa (1993 – 2003)’
Thursday, 22nd April 202112:30-14:00 (CAT, BST+1)Nechama Brodie‘We all know who are the witches here’:
Looking at the role of gender in political violence / politics in gender-based violence, through four decades of witch killings in South Africa
Thursday, 20th May 202113:00-14:30 (CAT, BST+1)Zuziwe Khuzwayo‘Bisexuality in South Africa: Experiences of Women Living in Johannesburg’
Thursday, 17th June 202116:00-17:30 (CAT, BST+1)Emily Bridger‘Rape as a Contested Concept in Apartheid-Era South Africa’