Historical Trauma and Transformation
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Post-doctoral Fellow wins the Mellon Foundation’s Early-Career Scholars’ Award

Emery Kalema will join a group of young scholars who have been selected from our continent, Latin America and the Middle East for a Summer Program at the Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in June 2018 and June 2019. Princeton’s IAS is one of the nine so-called "Ivy League"; institutes for advanced study in the US, Europe and Israel. The Summer Programme will be led by Didier Fassin, Professor of Social Science at Princeton in collaboration with Sarah Nuttall, Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, and Mara Viveros, Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Research Chair for Historical Trauma and Transformation, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, receives an Honorary Doctorate from the Friederich-Schiller University, and the Distinguished Old Rhodian Award from Rhodes University.


Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela after being conferred with the Honorary Doctorate in Theology with Wolfgang Huber who was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law (second from left). She is the first woman to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the Friedrich-Schiller University. Professor Manuel Vogel, Dean of the Faculty of Theology is the first on the right. Read the report on the award here.

The Research Chair receives​ ​Distinguished Old Rhodian Award​ which acknowledges Rhodes University alumni “who have reached … attained and maintained excellence in their chosen fields of endeavour and in their service to society." More on this award can be found here