Lwando Scott is an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation CHR Flagship Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of the Western Cape. His doctoral thesis was on same-sex marriage in South Africa titled, “The more you stretch them, the more they grow: Same-sex Marriage and the Wrestle with Heteronormativity”. He was an ‘Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research’ (INSPIRE) program fellow to Ghent University (2016/17). He was awarded the Yale-Fox Fellowship at Yale University in 2013/14. He has been involved with the SHAWCO winter school teaching ‘critical sociology of volunteering’ at University of Cape Town (2015-2019). He was also an assistant lecture in Diversity Studies at UCT. He holds a Master of Science in Social Responsibility (2010) from St Cloud State University in Minnesota. Scott’s work, academic and otherwise, is centred on advancing queer politics in South Africa. His work interrogates narrow definitions of “Africanness” that position African LGBTI people as outside of that “Africanness.” He is also a Diversity Practitioner and Facilitator.