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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mount Scopus
Jerusalem, 91905

Louise Bethlehem

Louise Bethlehem

Louise Bethlehem is Associate Professor in the English Department and the former Chair of the Program in Cultural Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her book, Skin Tight: Apartheid Literary Culture and its Aftermath (Unisa Press, Brill 2006), was published in Hebrew translation by Resling in 2011.
She has co-edited six volumes in the field of South African literature, African Studies and Cultural Studies, including South Africa in the Global Imaginary, co-edited with Leon de Kock and Sonja Laden (Unisa, 2004); Violence & Non-Violence in Africa, co-edited with Pal Ahluwalia and Ruth Ginio (Routledge, 2007); and Rethinking Labour in Africa, Past and Present co-edited with Lynn Schler and Galia Sabar (Routledge, 2010). In December 2013, she was awarded a prestigious European Research Council Consolidators Grant for a five-year project entitled “Apartheid—The Global Itinerary: South African Cultural Formations in Transnational Circulation 1948-1990.” In recognition of the importance of her research, she was appointed to Academia-Net: an Expert Database of Outstanding Female Scholars and Scientists, with the participation of 47 European science and research organisations.