Heidi Grunebaum

Associate Professor,

Suren Pillay

Associate Professor
Senior Researcher

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

Itumeleng Wa-Lehulere

Convenor of the Factory of the Arts

Maurits van Bever Donker

Senior Lecturer
Research Manager

Michelle Smith

Convenor of International Partnerships

Lameez Lalkhen

Finance Officer

Ross Truscott

Senior Lecturer and Researcher

Next Gen Scholars

Lwando Scott

Next Generation Scholar

Kim Gurney

Next Generation Scholar

Valmont Layne

Next Generation Scholar

Thozama April

Next Generation Scholar

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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