Historical Trauma and Transformation
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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.

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

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Van Schalkwyk, S., Boonzaier, F. & Gobodo-Madikizela, P. (2015).Woman Abuse in South Africa: Reflecting on the Complexityof 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.


Wale K. (forthcoming 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.

van der Merwe, H. & Brankovic, J. (Eds) (forthcoming 2016). Transitional Justice in Africa: The Role of Civil Society. Springer Press.

Brankovic, J. (forthcoming 2017). ‘People’s Power’ in the Age of Human Rights: Victims’ Contribution to Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa .

Fourie, M.M., Gobodo-Madikizela, P., Solms, M., Stein, D., & Decety, J. (in progress). Moral emotions in post-apartheid South-Africa: An fMRI investigation using scenes from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Gobodo-Madikizela, P., Malinga, M., Fourie, M. & Wale, K. (in progress). Interrupting cycles of continuity: Empathic reflection on historical trauma.