Aidan Erasmus

DSI-NRF Early Career Doctoral Fellow

Dr Aidan Erasmus completed his doctoral studies as a DSI-NRF Early Career Doctoral Fellow at the CHR before becoming a Next Generation Scholar at the centre. In his dissertation, Dr Erasmus invested in constituting sound as a modality through which to think the resonant contours of imperial war, through the examination of aesthetic production in music, radio and cinema under apartheid and in the postapartheid. As part of the CHR, Dr Erasmus participated in a global exchange programme with Sogang University in South Korea and was awarded writing fellowships at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) at the University of Minnesota and the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto. He is currently appointed as a contract lecturer in the Department of History at the University of the Western Cape, where he teaches on the first-year and honours programme and co-supervises several postgraduate students. Dr Erasmus has published in local and international journals, as well as in an edited volume produced through the Centre for Humanities Research. As a fellow, Dr Erasmus was invited to co-convene one of the annual CHR winter schools on the theme of Technology and the Human.

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