Rachel Sandwell

Rachel Sandwell

Department:
sandwell-pic-2-edit-2

Rachel Sandwell is an historian of southern Africa, whose work focuses on gender, race, and the politics of resistance in South Africa. She is currently a FQRSC post-doctoral scholar at the Wits Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand. She is working on two projects, one on South African public sphere debates over violence against women in exile’s aftermath, and a second on the ethics and practice of oral histories of struggle in South Africa. Both of these projects engage with questions of public of recent times of conflict. In South Africa, she has worked withexpand

the people’s history website project, “South African History Online,” an NGO which aims to restore the diverse voices of ordinary South Africans to public narratives about the anti-apartheid struggle. Recent publications include “Love I Cannot Begin to Explain: The politics of reproduction in the ANC in Exile, 1976-1990” in The Journal of Southern African Studies and “If Not Feminism, Then What? Women’s Work in the African National Congress, 1980-1990,” in What is Feminism? Transnational Activisms in the “Second Wave”, (eds) Jennifer Nelson and Barbara Molony (Bloomsbury Press, Forthcoming).