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29. September 2016:

Prof. Desiree Lewis, Ph.D. ist Marie-Jahoda-Gastprofessorin im Wintersemester 2016/2017



Prof. Desiree Lewis, Ph.D.
University of Western Cape, Bellville, Republic of South Africa

Based in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the University of the Western, Prof Desiree Lewis teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has worked at several universities in South Africa, and has also been a Research Associate at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, a Fulbright scholar-in-residence in Atlanta, USA, and a Research Associate at the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study. Her interdisciplinary research interests include postcolonial feminist and queer theorizing and knowledge-making, black and postcolonial literary and visual studies, popular culture and critical food studies.

Selected Publications
Lewis, Desiree. 2015. “Gender, Feminism and Food Studies”. African Security Review, 24(4): 414–429.

Lewis, Desiree. 2015: “Lady Gaga, and the Flight Toward Queer Utopia”, 28 September, Los Angels Review of Books

Lewis, Desiree. 2013. “Politics, Freedoms and Spirituality in Alaa al Aswani’s The Yacoubian Building.” Journal for Islamic Studies, 33: 100–126.

Lewis, Desiree. 2012: “Aesthetics and Identity in South African Fashion” in Moletsane, R, Mitchell, C and Smith, A, eds. Was it Something I Wore: Dress, Identity, Materiality. Cape Town: HSRC Press.
Lewis, Desiree. 2013: “The Multiple dimensions of Human Security through the Lens of African Feminist Intellectual Activism”, Africa Peace and Conflict Journal, 6,1.
Lewis, Desiree. 2008: Rethinking Nationalism in Relation to Foucault's History of Sexuality and Adrienne Rich's “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence” in Sexualities, 11, 1/2

Lewis, Desiree. 2007. Living on a Horizon: Bessie Head and the Politics of Imagining. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press.
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