Ingrid Masondo_

Ingrid Masondo


Fellow: PhD

Ingrid Masondo’s involvement with the arts-heritage sectors spans more than two decades in a variety of institutions and capacities. Amongst others, these have included diverse roles such as archivist at Mayibuye Archives; projects and curriculum manager at the Market Photo Workshop, researcher, photo editor and member of the editorial team at Chimurenga-Chronic publication; as well as curator at Badilisha Poetry Radio. She is the current curator of Photography and New Media at the Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town.

Through this fellowship, Masondo aims to bring UWC archives into conversation with other exiled archives. Through the lens of jazz, she aims to probe their foundational and collecting logics, the archival practices and work at play, as well as their challenges and to explore how genres (including jazz) could be disrupted to enliven not only the objects and subject but also archivists and a range of uses, and users.

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New Archival Visions: 2022 Doctoral Fellows

We are delighted to announce the appointment of four Doctoral fellows to the New Archival Visions Programme in 2022. This is part of the university’s effort to revitalise its humanities archival holdings and arises from recommendations contained in a White Paper titled: Revitalising UWC Research Archives that was produced by Professor Patricia Hayes, Dr Valmont Layne and Dr Anthea Josias.

Ambivalent. Photography and Visibility in African History Book Launch

Edited by Patricia Hayes and Gary Minkley
Published by Ohio University Press, 2019