Lucy Graham has a doctorate in English literature from the University of Oxford, and MA, BA Honours, and BA degrees from the university currently known as Rhodes. Her first monograph, State of Peril: Race and Rape in South African Literature, was published in 2012 by Oxford University Press. She is also the author of a number of academic papers, articles and book chapters. Her research interests include South African, African and postcolonial literature, film, cultural studies and gender studies. From September 2013 to May 2014 she was a Fulbright Scholar at New York University (NYU), and for the Fall Semester of 2014 she was invited back to NYU to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on African literature. At NYU she also organised a colloquium on "South Africa after Twenty Years of Democracy", the outputs of which are available in the journal Interventions. Currently an NRF Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of the Western Cape, she is working on two new monographs, on J.M. Coetzee and gender, and about the cultural politics of post - "rainbow nation" South Africa. She is also project manager of The Mendi Centenary Project, for which she has a British Academy Grant.