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The Hub for Decolonial Feminist Psychology in Africa

22 May 2018 - 10:30

The Hub for Decolonial Feminist Psychology in Africa was launched in the Psychology Department on the 11th April 2018. It was initiated by Associate Professor Floretta Boonzaier and Dr. Shose Kessi (pictured here with Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng, DVC for Research and Internationalisation, who gave an opening address at the launch). The Hub will provide a transdisciplinary space that embraces a Decolonial and Feminist aesthetic and praxis for psychological work in South Africa, Africa, and the diaspora. It will focus on the areas of: intersectional identities and oppressions; social movements, leadership and activisms; institutional cultures and spatial justice; transgenerational trauma; and reparations and reconciliation.The Hub will be a space in which postgraduate students and other collaborators benefit from team supervision, access to networks, co-publishing, student-led dialogues and research events, writing workshops, teach-ins, mentoring, exchange programmes or residences with students from across the continent.