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.