4-8 September 2019 at the Fugard Theatre | OPEN BOOK CAPE TOWN

B Camminga

B Camminga

B Camminga (*they/them) is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the African Centre for Migration & Society at the University of Wits, South Africa. Their work considers the interrelationship between the conceptual journeying of the term ‘transgender’ from the Global North and the physical embodied journeying of African transgender asylum seekers globally. In 2018 they were runner up in the Africa Spectrum: Young African Scholars Award, which honours outstanding research by up-and-coming African scholars, for their article “Gender Refugees’ in South Africa – The ‘Common Sense’ Paradox”. They are interested in what the different invocations of being gendered and sexed might mean in relation to available rights and protections for people from the African continent, and how this works in tension with local, regional and transnational perceptions (and antagonisms) over the ‘human’ of human rights. Their book Transgender Refugees and the Imagined South Africa: Bodies over Borders and Borders over Bodies was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018.

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