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 known as Rhodes in South Africa. Currently based at the University of Johannesburg, she migrates between Johannesburg and Cape Town. 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 27 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, with more forthcoming, and 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. Her research interests include South African and African literature and culture, and debates on gender, decoloniality, and intersectionality. In 2013 she was a Fulbright Scholar at New York University (NYU), where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the English Department. At NYU she also organised a colloquium on "South Africa after Twenty Years of Democracy" (outputs available in the journal Interventions). 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 the University of the Western Cape and the University of Cape Town. 

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