Lungisile Ntsebeza is a Professor and the AC Jordan Chair in the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town. He is also the holder of the National Research Foundation (NRF) Research Chair in Land Reform and Democracy in South Africa. He has conducted extensive published research on the land question in South African around themes such as land rights, democratisation, rural local government, traditional authorities and land, and agrarian movements.His book, Democracy Compromised: Chiefs and the Politics of Land in South Africa was published by Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden in 2005 and the HSRC Press in 2006. Prof Ntsebeza has also co-edited two books: The Land Question in South Africa: the Challenge of Transformation and Redistribution, HSRC Press, 2007, with Ruth Hall; and, with Thembela Kepe, Rural Resistance in South Africa: The Mpondo Revolts after fifty years, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, 2011 and UCT Press, 2012. His current research interests, apart from land and agrarians questions, include an investigation of African Studies at the University of Cape Town and a related project on the political and intellectual history of the late Archie Mafeje.

Akosua Adomako Ampofo is a professor of African and Gender Studies and Director, Institute of African Studies. Her research interests are: African Knowledge Systems; Gender-based Violence ; Higher Education ; Masculinities; Movements and Popular Culture;; Race & Identity Politics; Sexualitites; Women and Work.

Recent Publications include:

  • Adomako Ampofo, Akosua and Signe Arnfred (Eds.). 2009. African Feminist Research and Activism - Tensions, Challenges and Possibilities. Uppsala: Nordic Africa
  • Adomako Ampofo, Akosua and Awo Asiedu. 2012. Changing Representations of Women in Ghanaian Popular music: Marrying research and advocacy. Current Sociology (60): 258-279.
  • Adomako Ampofo, Akosua and Michael PK Okyerefo. 2014. Men of God and Gendered Knowledge in Brenda Cooper and Robert Morrell (Eds.) Africa-Centred Knowledges: Crossing Fields and Worlds. Oxford: James Currey, 163-178.

Dr. Ọbádélé Kambon completed his PhD in Linguistics at the University of Ghana in 2012 winning the Vice Chancellor's award for Best PhD in the Humanities. He is currently a Research Fellow in the Language, Literature and Drama section of the Institute of African Studies at UG. His research interests include Nominalization of Serial Verbs, Historical Linguistics, Second Language Migration, African Language Teaching and Pedagogy, and Indigenous African Combat and Militaristic Traditions.
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