The Centre for Civil Society within the UKZN School of Built Environment and Development Studies invites you to the seminar – Gender, autobiography and social justice

Speaker:    Terri Barnes

Date:         Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Time:         12:30-14:00

Venue:       CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College

Topic: This seminar addresses ways that women write their own stories of social struggle, drawing upon autobiographical material from Zimbabwe, South Africa and the United States.

Speaker: Teresa Barnes is a scholar of gender and nationalism in Zimbabwe, and her other interests range from soap operas to higher education in South Africa. She graduated from Brown University in 1979 with a degree in International Relations. She lived in Zimbabwe and South Africa for more than 20 years, and her PhD in African Economic History is from the University of Zimbabwe. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Brown University Pembroke Center in 1996-97 and taught at the University of the Western Cape before moving to the University of Illinois where she is presently Associate Professor of History, of African Studies and of Gender and Women’s Studies. Her books include “We Women Worked So Hard”: Gender, Labor and Social Reproduction in Harare, Zimbabwe, 1930-56 (Heinemann, 1999) and (with Everjoice Win) To Live A Better Life: An Oral History of Women in Harare, 1930-60 (Baobab Books, 1990).

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