Lauren van der Rede

DSI-NRF Early Career Doctoral Fellow, Next Generation Scholar

Dr Lauren van der Rede completed her PhD as an Early Career Doctoral Fellow on the DSI-NRF Fellowship Programme at the CHR before becoming a Next Generation Scholar. Her doctoral dissertation “The Post-Genocidal Condition: Ghosts of Genocide, Genocidal Violence and Representation” was located at the intersection of genocide studies, psychoanalysis, trauma studies, and literature. Dr van der Rede participated in the CHR’s collaboration with Sogang University in South Korea and was granted writing fellowships with the CHR’s international partners the ICGC at the University of Minnesota and the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto. Dr van der Rede’s research in Rwanda and Ethiopia and her study of genocides and memorialisation in Poland were supported through the CHR. She was also a participant in the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes African Studies Summer Institute held at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia in 2019, alongside CHR fellows Dr Valmont Layne and Dr Kim Gurney. In 2020, she was appointed as a full-time lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Stellenbosch.

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