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Zimitri Erasmus

Zimitri Erasmus

Sociology
University of the Witwatersrand
Fellow, 2022-23

Zimitri Erasmus will begin work on a book about writing praxis. In parallel, she will work on two mini-writing projects, each an extension of her current work. One project is on ‘race’ and bio-ethics and the other is on micro-biomes and meanings of ‘the human’. She intends to work with scholars in medicine, genetics, and microbiology to experiment further with ”doing” trans-disciplinarity. Most of these scholars are based at universities in South Africa, and one is in the US. The second project was born at a workshop on ”Situating the African Genome” held at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study in March 2022.

Erasmus currently holds an associate professorship in the anthropology department at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and she is currently its head.
The links below introduce her thinking. The first is a public discussion in Berlin, Germany, on current conjunctures of racism. The second link is a discussion in Cape Town on the demise of non-racialism.
https://www.hkw.de/en/programm/beitragende_hkw/e/zimitri_erasmus.php#:~:text=Zimitri%20Erasmus%20is%20Associate%20Professor,anti%2Dracism%20as%20decolonizing%20praxis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbvV_PoTu-E