Historical Trauma and Transformation
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Fourie, M.M., Stein, D.J., Solms, M., Gobodo-Madikizela, P., & Decety, J. (2017). Empathy and moral emotions in post-apartheid South-Africa: An fMRI investigation. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.[Link]

Wale, K. (2017). Performing and resisting the post-TRC 'trauma-drama': Survivors narratives of past and present violence in South Africa. In Swart, M. & van Marle K. (eds.) The Limits of Transition: The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission Twenty Years On. Pp. 121-146.​

Foster, D. & Wale, K. (2017). Contact and reconciliation. In Lefko-Everett, K., Govender, J. & Foster, D. (eds.) Rethinking Reconciliation: Evidence from South Africa. Cape Town: HSRC Press. Pp. 69-85. 



Gobodo-Madikizela, P. (Ed.) (2016). Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Repetition: A Global Dialogue on Historical Trauma and Memory. Cologne and Leverkusen, Germany: Budrich Academic Press. [Link]

Morojele, N. (2016). Women Political Leaders in Rwanda and South Africa: Narratives of Triumph and Loss. Cologne: Budrich Academic Press. [Link]

Van Schalkwyk, S. & Gobodo-Madikizela, P. (Eds.) 2016. A Reflexive Inquiry into Gender Research: Towards a New Paradigm of Knowledge Production and Exploring New Frontiers of Gender Research in Southern Africa. [Link]

Wale, K. (2016). South Africa’s Struggle to Remember: Contested memories of squatter resistance in the Western Cape. London: Routledge. [Link]


Gobodo-Madikizela, P. (2016). What Does It Mean to be Human in the Aftermath of Mass Trauma and Violence? Towards the Horizon of an Ethics of Care. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 36(2), 64-91. [Link]

Wale K. (2016). Falling through the cracks of South Africa’s liberation struggle: Comrades counter-memories of squatter resistance in the 1980s. Journal of Southern African Studies. 42(6), 1193-1206. [Link]

van der Merwe, H. & Brankovic, J. (2016). The role of African civil society in shaping national transitional justice agendas and policies. Acta Juridica, 225-246. [Link]

Gobodo-Madikizela, P. (2015). Psychological Repair: The Intersubjective Dialogue of Remorse and Forgiveness in the Aftermath of Gross Human Rights Violations. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 63, 1085-1123. [Link]

Fourie, M.M., Thomas, K.G.F., Amodio, D.M., Warton, C.M.R., & Meintjes, E.M. (2014). Neural correlates of experienced moral emotion: An fMRI investigation of emotion in response to prejudice feedback. Social Neuroscience, 9, 203-218. [Link]

Gobodo-Madikizela, P., Fish, J., & Shefer, T. (2014). Gendered Violence: Continuities and Transformation in the Aftermath of Conflict in Africa. Signs: Journal of Women and Culture in Society, 40(1). [Link]

Locher, S.C., Barenblatt, L., Fourie, M.M., Stein, D.J., & Gobodo-Madikizela, P. (2014). Empathy and childhood maltreatment: A mixed-methods investigation. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, 26(2), 97-110. [Link]

Meiring, L., Subramoney, S., Thomas, K.G.F., Decety, J., & Fourie, M.M. (2014). Empathy and helping: Effects of racial group membership and cognitive load. South African Journal of Psychology, 44(4), 426-438. [Link]

Van Schalkwyk, S., Boonzaier, F., & Gobodo-Madikizela, P. (2014). Selves in contradiction: Power and powerlessness in South African shelter residents’ narratives of leaving abusive heterosexual relationships. Feminism & Psychology, 24(3), 314-331. [Link]

Safier, R. & Gobodo-Madikizela, P. (2014). Conversation between Ruth Safier and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela on Remembering the past: Nostalgia, traumatic memory and the legacy of apartheid. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 20(7), 95-99. [Link]


Gobodo-Madikizela, P. (2017). Intersubjectivity and embodiment: Exploring the role of the maternal in the language of forgiveness and reconciliation. In Norlock K.J. (ed.), The Moral Psychology of Forgiveness, pp. 1-15. London: Rowman & Littlefield.

Fourie M. M., Subramoney, S., Gobodo-Madikizela, P. (2017). A less attractive feature of empathy: Intergroup empathy bias. In Makiko Kondo (Ed.). Empathy: An Evidence-based Interdisciplinary Perspective. InTech, OpenScience. 

Brankovic, J. (2016). Questioning the Model: Transitional Justice in South Africa after the TRC. In J. Stormes et al. (Eds.), Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Societies in Africa. Nairobi: Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations. [Link]​

Gobodo-Madikizela, P. (2016). Psychoanalysis and Reconciliation. In A. Elliot & J. Prager (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalysis in the Social Sciences and Humanities. New York: Routledge. [Link]

Gobodo-Madikizela, P. (2016). What Does it Mean to be Human After Historical Trauma: Re-envisioning the Holocaust and Why Hannah Arendt Was Wrong (Extended Essay). Uppsala: Uppsala University. [Link]

Gobodo-Madikizela, P. (2015). Interrupting Cycles of Repetition: Creating Spaces for Dialogue, Facing and Mourning the Past. In P. Gobodo-Madikizela (Ed.) Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Repetition: A Global Dialogue on Historical Trauma and Memory, pp. 113-134. Cologne and Leverkusen, Germany: Budrich Academic Press. [Link]

Van Schalkwyk, S., Boonzaier, F., & Gobodo-Madikizela, P. (2015).Woman Abuse in South Africa: Reflecting on the Complexity of Women’s Decisions to leave Abusive Men. In S. Van Schalkwyk & P. Gobodo-Madikizela, A Reflexive Inquiry into Gender Research: Towards a New Paradigm of Knowledge Production, pp. 47-70. Cambridge Scholars Press. [Link]

van der Merwe, H. & Brankovic, J. (2014). Transitional Justice and Human Rights. In Anja Mihr and Mark Gibney (Eds.), SAGE Handbook of Human Rights. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. [Link]

Fourie, M.M., Gobodo-Madikizela, P., & Stein, D.J. (2013). Empathy and forgiveness in South Africa: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In M. Linden & K. Rutkowski, (Eds.), Hurting memories and beneficial forgetting (pp. 227-240). London: Elsevier Inc. [Link]

Gobodo-Madikizela, P. (ed.) (October 2018). History, Trauma and Shame: Engaging the Past through Second Generation Dialogue. London: Routledge (Series: Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation) 

Githaiga, J., Gobodo-Madikizela, P., Wahl, W. P. (in press). 'They dug up wounds': University of the Free State students' experiences of transformation and integration in campus residences. Race Ethnicity and Education.

Fourie, M.M., Subramoney, S., & Gobodo-Madikizela, P. (in press). A less attractive feature of empathy: Intergroup empathy bias. In Makiko Kondo (Ed.) Empathy - An Evidence-based Interdisciplinary Perspective. InTech​. ​

Brankovic, J., van der Merwe, H. (eds.) (2018). (in press) Advocating Transitional Justice in Africa: The Role of Civil Society. New York: Springer. ​

Kalema, E. (2017). 'The Mulele “Rebellion," Congolese Political Regimes, and the Politics of Forgetting. Cahiers d'Etudes Africaines. 

Van Schalkwyk, S. & Gobodo-Madikizela, P. (2018). Research on Gender Equity and Reconciliation: Processes of Transforming Gender Oppression at a South African University. In C. Brix, W. Keepin, and Z. Khumalo (Eds.), Transforming Patriarchy: Transforming Gender Injustice on Six Continents over 25 years. 

van Schalkwyk, S. (2018)​. Narrative Landscapes of Female Sexuality in Africa: Collective Stories of Trauma and Transition. Palgrave Macmillan.