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Faculty of Humanities
published widely on aspects of South African politics and
society during and beyond apartheid.
Shamil Jeppie is an associate professor in the Department
of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town. He was
educated at the universities of the Western Cape, Cape
Town and Princeton. A recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship,
he also held a Chevening Scholarship while at Oxford
University and has been a fellow of the Amsterdam Institute
for Social Science Research.
Zethu Matebeni studied Sociology at the University of
Port Elizabeth (now NMMU), the University of Pretoria
and completed an interdisciplinary PhD at WISER, Wits
University. Zethu’s wide research interests and publications
cover: queer issues, sexuality, gender, race, HIV and AIDS,
African film and cinema and popular culture.
Ilana van Wyk received her PhD from the Department of
Anthropology and Sociology at the School of Oriental and
African Studies in London. Her research focuses on the
intersections between money and religion; she works on
new forms of Christianity, in particular prosperity gospel
and Pentecostal Charismatic Churches, and on the South
African Lottery.
Contact Details
Postal address: Institute for Humanities in Africa, University
of Cape Town, Private Bag, Rondebosch, 7701
Tel: +27 21 650 4592
Fax: +27 21 650 3949
Research Output
Authored books
Distiller, N. 2012. Shakespeare and the Coconuts: On Post-
Apartheid South African Culture. Johannesburg: WITS
University Press. 225pp. ISBN 978186814.
Chapters in books
Matebeni, Z. 2012. Deconstructing violence towards black
lesbians in South Africa. In Solari Ekins and Hakima Abas
(eds), Queer African Reader. Oxford: Fahamu Books. ISBN
Matebeni, Z. 2012. Feminizing Lesbians, Degendering
Transgender Men: A Model for Building Lesbian Feminist
Thinkers and Leaders in Africa? In Shaka McGlotten and
Dana-Ain Davis (eds), Black Genders and Sexualities. New
York: Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN 9781403983992
Posel, D.B. 2011. Screaming image: Klas Thibeletsa’s child
abuse and the post-apartheid confessional. In F. Rankin-
Smith (ed.), Figuring Faith. Johannesburg: Fourthwall
Books. ISBN 9780986985065.
Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals
Distiller, N. 2012. Authentic protest, authentic Shakespeare,
authentic Africans: performing ‘Othello’ in South Africa.
Comparative Drama, 46(3): 339-354.
Distiller, N. 2012. Future directions for South African
Shakespeare studies: changing the emphasis, growing the
field. Shakespeare in Southern Africa, 24: 1-2.
Distiller, N. 2012. Shakespeare’s Perversion: a reading of
Sonnet 20. Shakespeare, 8(2): 137-153.
Hardon, A. and Posel, D. 2012. Secrecy as embodied
practice: beyond the confessional imperative. Culture,
Health and Sexuality, 14(S1): S1-S13.
Hoffman, M., Coetzee, D.J., Hodes, R. and London, L. 2012.
From comprehensive medicine to public health at the
University of Cape Town: a 40-year journey. SAMJ South
African Medical Journal, 102(6): 442-445.
Matebeni, Z. 2012. Queer(ing) porn – a conversation.
Agenda, 26(3): 61-69.
Steinberg, J. 2012. Establishing police authority and civilian
compliance in post-apartheid Johannesburg: an argument
from the work of Egon Bittner. Policing and Society, 22(4):
Steinberg, J. 2012. Security and disappointment: policing,
freedom and xenophobia in South Africa. British Journal of
Criminology, 52: 345-360.
Van Wyk, I. 2012. ‘Tata ma chance’: on contingency and the
lottery in post-apartheid South Africa. Africa, 82(1): 41-68.