lucy picLucy Valerie Graham
MA (Rhodes)D.Phil. (Oxon)

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 in South Africa. 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 25 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, with more forthcoming. Her research interests include South African and African literature and culture, and debates on decoloniality and intersectionality. In 2013 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 in the English Department. At NYU she organised a colloquium on "South Africa after Twenty Years of Democracy" (outputs available in the journal Interventions). Currently a Research Fellow at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), she is working on two new monographs, on J.M. Coetzee and gender, and one entitled "Post-apartheid Dissonance", about the cultural politics of post-"rainbow nation" South Africa. In 2017 she was project manager of The Mendi Centenary Project, for which she received a British Academy Grant. In April 2018 she toured univerities in the USA with a group of students from UWC and the University of Cape Town. 


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