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Associate Professor
Name: Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi
Location: B Ring 718 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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About Prof. Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi

Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi is an Associate Professor in English, and Director of the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for the Study of Race, Gender and Class.

Her research interests include Black intellectual history as well as Caribbean, African, and African American literatures. She has published in several international journals such as Small AxeCallaloo, and The Black Scholar, in which she co-edited a special issue on “Black Studies in South Africa.” Collis-Buthelezi is a member of the Other Universals Collective, a consortium of scholars in South Africa, Ghana, Ethiopia, Barbados and Lebanon committed to explores intellectual histories of exchange across Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East and South Asia.

Her current book project excavates the print cultures of Black migrants to Cape Town from the Caribbean, the US, West Africa and other parts of South Africa before the rise of anti-colonial nationalism. She is a research associate of the Institute of Research in African American Studies (IRAAS) at Columbia University (New York) and a senior research fellow at the Johannesburg Institute of Advanced Study (JIAS) at the University of Johannesburg. She is on the Global Advisory Board of the Center of Global Black Studies at the University of Miami and Association of Global Political Thought (Harvard). Collis-Buthelezi has held posts in English at the University of Cape Town and as a Senior Researcher at the Wits Institute of Social and Economic Research (WiSER) at the University of the Witwatersrand.