The Practice of Post-Apartheid Freedom
Presented by: Dr. Premesh Lalu, Director of the Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape
Speaker Biography: Premesh Lalu completed his doctoral studies as a MacArthur Fellow in African History here at the University of Minnesota and is currently the Director of the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). Prior to assuming the directorship of the CHR in 2008, he served as lecturer, senior lecturer and Associate Professor in the Department of History at UWC, preceded by a two-year contract appointment as junior lecturer in History. He has lectured internationally and locally in South Africa on a broad range of themes, including histories of colonialism and apartheid, art and history, digitization of archives, and the humanities after apartheid. His most recent research on the Becoming Technical of the Human is featured in English and in translation in a volume titled Giving Contours to Shadows, to be published in Berlin.