Kylie Thomas

Kylie Thomas holds a PhD from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and an MA from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her doctoral research focused on HIV/AIDS in South Africa and led to the publication of her book, Impossible Mourning: HIV/AIDS and Visuality after apartheid (Bucknell UP & Wits UP, 2014). She is a Research Associate at the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice at the University of the Free State, South Africa and and has held research fellowships at the University of the Western Cape; the University of Cape Town; the Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam; the National University of Ireland, Galway; University College, Dublin, Ireland; and the African Studies Centre of Leiden University, the Netherlands. From 2012-2014 she served as the editor of Social Dynamics: A Journal of African Studies and also formed part of the editorial collective of the journal Feminist Africa. She writes about violence during and after apartheid, photography and resistance, and queer and anti-racist activism in South Africa. As part of the Violence and Transition project at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation she worked with a research team that focused on violence in Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Fellow member
Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice, University of the Free State