B Camminga

B Camminga (they/them) is a fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICI), Berlin, Germany, and a research associate at the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), Wits University, South Africa. They were awarded a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cape Town in 2016. They work on issues relating to gender identity and expression on the African continent with a focus on transgender migration, refugees, and asylum seekers.Their first monograph, Transgender Refugees and the Imagined South Africa (Palgrave), received the 2019 Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies (with Aren Azuira) and honourable mention in the Ruth Benedict Prize for Queer Anthropology. They are the co-convenor of the African LGBTQI+ Migration Research Network (ALMN). B is co-editor of Beyond the Mountain: Queer Life in Africa’s “Gay Capital,” (Unisa, 2019) with zethu Matebeni, and Queer and Trans African Mobilities: Migration, Diaspora, and Asylum, (Bloomsbury, 2022) with John Marnell.

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Institute for Cultural Inquiry