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Research Chair in Studies in Transformation and Historical Trauma

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this Chair will bring a critical research perspective to bear on the traditional approaches to trauma and its trans-generational repercussions, while seeking to engage with the question of the various expressions of transformation in post-apartheid South Africa, and what transformation means in the aftermath of a violent and oppressive past. Researchers intend to go beyond theoretical debate to engage with questions that have rarely been explored in order to advance scholarship and to contribute to new knowledge production that w​ill inform public opinion.

Prof Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela