Danai Mupotsa

1 November 2015 - 8 January 2016

Danai Mupotsa is Lecturer in African Literature at the University of Witwatersrand. Her research is oriented towards reading everyday intimacies. Her undisciplined intellectual training has at its messy foundations a commitment to feminist, queer and antiracist political and pedagogical praxis. Danai undutifully attends to theories of affect, psychoanalysis, materialisms, space/temporalities and difference.

Her writings and teaching reflect her interest in desire, intimacy, feeling and the relation between these to visual/oral/aural and textual cultures, objects, ritual and space. She published amongst other texts 'Sex, Money, Power: Considerations for African Women’s Empowerment' ("At Issue", February 2008) and 'From Family to Nation: Researching Gender & Sexuality' (in Cramer, Christopher; Hammond, Laura & Pottier, Johan (Eds). "Navigating the Terrains of Methods and Ethics in Conflict Research". Leiden: Brill, 2011).