Seminar on neoliberalism and feminism at SA universities

JIAS seminar on feminism

THE IMPACT of neoliberalism on the humanities and the teaching of feminism at South African universities were explored at a seminar held at JIAS on 2 March 2016.

The seminar, the first JIAS event of 2016, started with a presentation by Prof Desiree Lewis, lecturer in Women and Gender Studies at the University of the Western Cape, and a JIAS Writing Fellow.

Dr Danai Mupotsa, lecturer in African Literature at Wits University, acted as formal discussant. A lively discussion followed, among others on the perceived theory / practice divide in feminist scholarship.

The seminar was attended by other JIAS Writing Fellows, teaching staff and students from the University of Johannesburg, Wits University, and the University of Pretoria.

Prof Lewis’s presentation can be downloaded here.