Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University, where she holds the South African National Research Foundation Chair in Violent Histories and Transgenerational Trauma. Her accolades include winner of the 2020
Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship, a fellowship at Harvard University Radcliffe Institute, the Alan Paton Award and the Christopher Award for her book A Human Being Died that Night. Her research interest is in historical trauma and its intergenerational repercussions and exploring
what the “repair” of these transgenerational effects might mean. She has published extensively on victims and perpetrators of gross human rights violations, and on forgiveness and remorse.