Heidi Grunebaum

Associate Professor,

Premesh Lalu

Former Director

Patricia Hayes

DSI/NRF SARChI Chair in Visual History & Theory
Centre for Humanities Research

Jane Taylor

Andrew W. Mellon Chair of Aesthetic Theory and Material Performance
Convenor of LoKO

Suren Pillay

Associate Professor
Senior Researcher

Maurits van Bever Donker

Senior Lecturer
Research Manager

Itumeleng Wa-Lehulere

Convenor of the Factory of the Arts

Ross Truscott

Senior Lecturer and Researcher

Lameez Lalkhen

Finance Officer

Michelle Smith

Convenor of International Partnerships

Aja Marneweck

NIHSS Specialist Artist in Residence

Iona Gilburt

Digital Editor and Curator

Next Gen Scholars

Lwando Scott

Next Generation Scholar

Kim Gurney

Next Generation Scholar

Lauren van der Rede

DSI-NRF Early Career Doctoral Fellow, Next Generation Scholar

Dr Valmont Layne

Next Generation Scholar

Thozama April

Next Generation Scholar

Ross Truscott

Senior Lecturer and Researcher

Natasha Vally

Next Generation Scholar

Aidan Erasmus

DSI-NRF Early Career Doctoral Fellow

The CHR fellowship programme will continue in 2021 primarily through online platforms. Regulations permitting, the CHR plans to host limited live events in compliance with current COVID-19 protocols. Please follow our events page for updates about seminars, workshops, and arts events.

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