04-08 September 2019

Open Book Festival

04-08 September2019

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

pumla gobodo-madikizela

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is a clinical psychologist and currently the head of The Office of the Research Chair for Historical Trauma and Transformation at Stellenbosch University, a newly established research-driven initiative. The unit seeks to explore new avenues of inquiry that go beyond current discourses of trauma. Her previous positions are, Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Cape Town, and Senior Research Professor at the University of the Free State leading the initiative Studies in Trauma, Memory and Forgiveness. She served on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as coordinator of victims’ public hearings in the Western Cape.