Lwando-Scott

Lwando Scott


Next Generation Scholar

Dr Lwando Scott is a Next Generation Scholar at the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape. Lwando’s research focus at the CHR is on what he loosely terms “queering the postcolony”.  Lwando is looking to develop this concept of “queering the postcolony” and incorporate, engage, challenge, and stretch concepts such as decolonisation, sexuality (queerness), gender, culture, and futurities within the post-colonial South African context. In some ways, this research focus is a continuation of Lwando’s work in Queer African Studies which has been the focus of his university career. Lwando’s doctoral research before coming to the CHR was on same-sex marriage in South Africa with the thesis title, “The more you stretch them, the more they grow: Same-sex marriage and the wrestle with heteronormativity”. During the PhD years, Lwando was an Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research Fellow at Ghent University in 2016/17. He was awarded the Yale-Fox Fellowship at Yale University in 2013/14. Lwando has been involved with the SHAWCO winter school program teaching ‘critical sociology of volunteering’ at UCT (2015-2019). He was also an assistant lecturer in Diversity Studies at UCT. Lwando holds a Master of Science in Social Responsibility (2010) from St Cloud State University in Minnesota. Scott’s work, academic and otherwise, is centred on advancing queer politics in South Africa. His work interrogates narrow definitions of “Africanness”, definitions that seek to position African queer people as existing outside that “Africanness”.

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The CHR Transformative Constitutionalism project invites you to submit a one-page proposal for the upcoming virtual workshop “What human is imagined in the ‘Human Rights’ contained in the South African Constitution.”

Visualizing Pleasure and Practices of Freedom: A South/North Dialogue

The Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts will be hosting the symposium “Visualizing Pleasure and Practices of Freedom: A South/North Dialogue” in collaboration with the Centre for Humanities Research.

Book Launch with Lwando Scott

Join CHR Next Generation Scholar Lwando Scott for the launch of the Routledge Handbook of Critical Studies in Whiteness (Routledge, 2022), where he will discuss his chapter “Paradoxes of Racism: Whiteness in Gay Pages Magazine.”

Book Chapters List

Contributions by Staff and Fellows of the Centre for Humanities Research to edited volumes represent a diverse engagement with the centre’s academic inquiries. The following list shows publications from the latter years of the centre’s output.

List of Articles (2016-present)

Staff and Fellows of the Centre for Humanities Research regularly publish articles and reviews in local and international journals, applying the centre’s intellectual inquiries across a wide range of disciplines and interests.

Ambivalent at Jacana’s Virtual Book Theatre

Ambivalent will be featured at Jacana Media’s Don’t Shut Up virtual book theatre on Sunday, 23 May 2021.

The Possibilities and Intimacies of Queer African Screen Cultures

Join CHR Next Generation Scholar Dr Lwando Scott in conversation about The Possibilities and Intimacies of Queer African Screen Cultures, a special issue of the Journal of African Cultural Studies, on 5 April 2021.

The Black Aquatic: On Water, Art and Black Movement

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