Benjamin Brühwiler

I received my master's degree in African Studies from the University of Basel in Switzerland in 2007 and my doctoral degree in history from Michigan State University in the United States in 2015. Since February 2014, I have been working as a lecturer of African history at the University of Basel. 
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Brühwiler, Benjamin. 2014. 'Trustworthy Trader or Creditworthy Debtor? Competing Moralities and Trader Subjectivities at the Kariakoo Market in Dar es Salaam'. Stichproben: Vienna Journal for African Studies 14, no. 27: 27-54.

—————————. 2012.'Blackface in America and Africa: Popular Arts and Diaspora Consciousness in Cape Town and the Gold Coast'. In Music, Performance, and African Identities, edited by Toyin Falola and Tyler Fleming, 125-143. London: Routledge.

Danya Fast

I completed my PhD at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2013, and am currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC and at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC CfE), with secondary affiliations in the Department of Geography, UBC, and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania.  After completing my Masters degree at the University of Amsterdam in 2007, I founded Urban Project, a non-profit organization that provides housing and small-scale business opportunities to young people in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I am currently the Photo Essay Section Editor at Medicine Anthropology Theory.
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Fast, Danya, and D. Cunningham D. Forthcoming. ‘We Don’t Belong There: New Geographies of Homelessness, Addiction and Social Control in Vancouver’s Inner City'.

Fast, Danya. 2014. Mapping Senses of Place in an Urban Drug Scene’. Medicine Anthropology Theory 1, no. 1: 180-188.

Fast, Danya, Thomas Kerr, Evan Wood, and Will Small. 2014. ‘The Multiple Truths about Crystal Meth among Young People Entrenched in an Urban Drug Scene: A Longitudinal Ethnographic Investigation’. Social Science & Medicine 110: 41-48.

Fast, Danya, Jean Shoveller, Will Small, Thomas Kerr. 2013. ‘Did Somebody Say Community? Young People’s Critiques of Conventional Community Narratives in the Context of a Local Drug Scene’. Human Organization 72, no. 2: 98-110.

Fast, Danya, Jean Shoveller, Kate Shannon, Thomas Kerr. 2010. ‘Safety and Danger in Downtown Vancouver: Understandings of Place Among Young People Entrenched in an Urban Drug Scene’. Health & Place 16, no. 1: 51-60.

Kirk J. Fiereck

I received an M.Phil. (2009) and Ph.D. (2015) from Columbia University in Medical Anthropology from the Department of Sociomedical Sciences. I also have an M.P.H. (2005) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. My significant research experience in southern and east Africa, specifically in South Africa and Kenya, informs my inquiries into how ethnicity, gender, race and sexuality constitute ethnointimacies and derivative subjectivities in contexts of global biofinancial circulation and global health knowledge production. Ultimately, my research explores why global health inequalities have paradoxically become both the means and ends of financialized biomedical “intervention.” 
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Fiereck, Kirk J. 2015. ‘Cultural Conundrums: The Ethics of Epidemiology and the Problems of Population in Implementing Pre-exposure Prophylaxis’. Developing World Bioethics 15, no. 1:27-39.

Wahlert, Lance, and Kirk J. Fiereck. 2015. ‘Homosexuality.’ In Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics, edited by Henk ten Have. New York: Springer Press.

Natividad, Maria Dulce F., Kirk J. Fiereck, and Richard Parker. 2012. ‘Knowledge Networks for Global Public Health’ in ‘The Changing landscape of Global Public Health’, edited by Linda P. Fried, Peter Piot, Harrison C. Spencer, and Richard Parker, special issue, Global Public Health 7, no. S1: S73-S81.

Padilla, Mark B., Emily Pingel, Emily Renda, Armando Matiz-Reyes, and Kirk J. Fiereck. 2010. ‘Gender, Sexuality, Health and Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean: Introduction’ in ‘Gender, Sexuality, Health and Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean’, special issue, Global Public Health 5, no. 3: 213-220.

Fiereck, Kirk J. 2009. ‘Epidemiological Disjunctures: A Review of Same-Sex Sexuality and HIV Research in Sub-Saharan Africa’. In From Social Silence to Social Science: Gender, Same-Sex Sexuality and HIV/AIDS in South Africa, edited by Vasu Reddy, Theo Sandfort, and Laetitia Rispel, 151-69. Pretoria: HSRC Press.

Emmy Kageha Igonya

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher of medical anthropology at the Vrije University Amsterdam.  I am also finalizing my PhD in anthropology at the University of Amsterdam.  My research focuses on HIV, social institutions, infant feeding, sexuality, drug use, sex work and empowerment of women and girls in urban settings in Kenya. In 2017, I will join the Becoming Men team to expand my research on gay male sex workers in Kenya.
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Sherianne Kramer

I am a researcher and lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Wits University. My research interests are focused within the critical psychology and sociology disciplines and include crime and violence prevention, female and child perpetrated physical and sexual violence, gender identity and performativity, and knowledge productions. I completed my PhD in 2014 in the area of victimhood in female-perpetrated sex abuse. I have since written a book based on this research. My current research is focused on child and female perpetrations of violence and male victims thereof. This research has been awarded a competitive NRF Grant.
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Kramer, Sherianne. Forthcoming. Establishing the Power of Critical Discourse Analysis through the Study of South African Female Sex Abuse Victim Discourses'. In Social Science Research in South Africa: Theory and Applications , edited by S. Laher, S. Kramer and A. Fynn. Johannesburg: Wits Press

——————. In press. Female-Perpetrated Sex Abuse: Knowledge Power, and the Cultural Conditions of Victimhood: Concepts for Critical Psychology. London: Routledge.

——————. 2015. 'Surfacing (Im)Possible Victims. A Critical Review of the Conditions of Possibility for South African Victims of Female Sex Crimes'. Sexualities 18, no. 3: 346-372.

——————. 2011. '“Truth", Gender and the Female Psyche: "Confessions" from Female Sexual Offenders'. Psychology of Women Section Review 12, no. 1: 2-9.

Kramer, S, and B. Bowman. 2011. 'Accounting for the 'Invisibility' of the Female Paedophile: An Expert-Based Perspective from South Africa'. Psychology and Sexuality 2, no. 3: 1-15.

Gavaza Maluleke

I have a PhD specialising in transnational feminism and African studies from the Johannes Gutenburg University of Mainz, Germany (2016). I recently finished a project with the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM) where I was a research consultant working on the topic of South-South migration/mobility with a specific focus on African women's migration to South Africa. My research interests include African Studies, Feminism, Migration studies, masculinities, post-colonial studies and rural development. My post-doctoral research in the Becoming Men project will focus on examing discourse of African fatherhood found in South African public culture and everyday life.
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Artner, Lucia, and Gavaza Maluleke. Forthcoming. ‘Contested Universal R/rights: The New Family Code in Mali’. In Negotiating Normativity: Postcolonial Appropriations, Contestations and Transformations, edited by Nikita Dhawan, Elisabeth Fink, Johanna Leinius and Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel.

Maluleke, Gavaza. 2014. ‘Categories Unveiled: Women’s participation in Politics’. African Women’s Journal 8: 22-24.

————————. 2013. ‘The Islamic Family Law and Gender Development in the MENA Region’. In Weltatlas Soziale Arbeit, edited by Christiane Bähr, Hans Günther Homfeldt, Christian Schröder, Wolfgang Schröer, Cornelia and Schweppe, 67-78. Weinsheim and Basel: Beltz Juventa.

Hanspeter Reihling

I specialise in Medical and Psychological Anthropology and am particularly interested in Health Activism, Ethnographic Comparison and Affect Studies. I obtained my PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Freie University of Berlin and hold an M.S. in Counseling with a focus on Couples and Family Therapy. I also work as pre-licensed psychotherapist and am dedicated to bridging social science theory and practice in the mental health field. My passion revolves around psychosocial work with men, especially offenders who have committed domestic violence.
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Reihling, Hanspeter C.W. 2016. ‘Men of Love? Affective Conversions on Township Streets’. In Affective Trajectories: Religion and Emotion in African Cityscapes, edited by Hansjorg Dilger, A. Bochow, Marian Burchardt, and Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon. Durham: Duke University Press (under review)

————————————. 2013. ‘Positive Men: Searching for Relational Dignity through Health Activism in a South African Township’. Social Dynamics 31, no. 1: 92-107.

————————————. 2010. ‘Rejecting or Prioritizing Life? The Ambiguities of AIDS Biopolitics in Uruguay’ (written in Portuguese). Ciência & Saude Coletiva 15, no. 1: 1159-1168.

————————————. 2008. ‘Bioprospecting the African Renaissance: The New Value of Muthi in South Africa’. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 4:9.

Chris Wasike

I have 13 years experience of university teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I lecture at Masinde Muliro University, Kenya where I specialise in African Literature, Gender/ Cultural Theory, Popular Media and Performance studies. As a recipient of the Andrew Mellon Fellowship, I completed my PhD in African Literature, Media and Performance at Wits University, South Africa in 2013. I did my Master of Arts Literature degree at University of Nairobi, Kenya after completing a Bachelor of Education (Honours) degree at the same university. I have published several chapters and journal articles on masculinity, popular media and African literature. 
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Wasike, Chris. 2013. 'Metaphors of Fertility, Phallic Anxieties and Expiation of Grief in Babukusu Funeral Oratory'. In Knowing Differently: The Challenge of the Indigenous, edited by Ganesh D. Devy, Geoffrey V.Davis. and V.V.Chakravaty, 71-87. New Delhi: Routledge.

——————. 2011a. 'Jua Cali, Genge Rap Music and the Anxieties of Living in the Glocalized City of Nairobi'. Muziki 8, no. 1: 18-33.

——————. 2011b. 'Masculinity, Memory and Oral History: Examples from the Babukusu Funeral Performance from Kenya'. Journal of Black and African Arts and Civilization 5, no. 1: 55-69.

——————. 2009a. '“A Bull dies with Grass in its Mouth": Narrating Masculinity in the Babukusu After-burial Oratory'. Egerton Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 8: 88-103.

——————. 2009b. 'Feminization of the Ugandan Nation in John Ruganda’s The Burdens, Floods and Black Mamba'. Postcolonial Text 5, no. 3: 1-15.