Heidi Grunebaum is a writer and scholar at the Centre for Humanities Research, UWC where she is acting director. Grunebaum’s work examines aesthetic and social responses to war and mass violence, and the politics of memory in South Africa, Palestine/Israel and Germany.
She is author of Memorializing the Past: Everyday Life in South Africa after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2011), co-editor of Uncontained: Opening the Community Arts Project Archive (2012), Athlone in Mind (2017), and the poetry chapbook Book of the Missing (2019). With Mark J. Kaplan, she made the documentary film, The Village Under the Forest (2013). She is currently working on a collection of essays on nonpartitioned aesthetics and a documentary film on the politics of race, racism and Jewish memory in contemporary Germany.
with the SARChI Chair in Social Change, University of Fort Hare (UFH), and the Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Global Change (ICGC), University of Minnesota (UM) and The Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto (UT).
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