Some commentators have aptly called Russia’s Ukraine war a “war of obsession.” Indeed, Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be genuinely obsessed with Ukraine. The decision to attack Russia’s...
Diophantine equations appear when one searches for solutions of algebraic equations in two or more variables which are easy to represent as numbers like integers, or fractions. In the simplest case non-trivial...
Globally, mental illness is more responsible for extreme distress than poverty or unemployment, and, to compound the problem, mental illness interacts with poverty and unemployment in socially and economically...
Despite recent technological advances that have reduced film production costs, a quick survey of the available scholarship indicates that very few studies are devoted to African documentary cinema as a...
Memory plays an important role in many real-life situations; in particular, it is obvious that remembering past experiences affects future choices. Psychological research supports the intuition that extreme...
How did a film, a workshop, an anthology, and a department promote decolonization and steal its potential at the same time? Assembling the Postcolony explores the strange and surprising convergence of...
Bioarchaeology is the study of human remains found in archaeological contexts, also taking these contexts into account to help understand humans on the landscape. The information on any specific archaeological...
This project focuses on the unique position of South Africa and the Afrikaner minority within the narratives and imaginaries of contemporary transnational radical right-wing movements. It investigates...
The importance of early childhood development (ECD) for both individual and societal economic and humanitarian growth is increasingly appreciated and efforts by governments and multilateral agencies to...
Interest in the study of the traumatic repercussions of violent histories on descendants of victims and survivors has proliferated in the sub-field of memory and trauma studies, with earlier research in...
The fate of every organism is death—or so it seems. Death can be the result of external causes like accident, predation, or disease. But there are also emdogenous, heritable, non-incidental causes of...
This project is a theoretical and multidisciplinary examination of the antithesis of nostalgia, which I have termed “extalgia” within the broader discourse of exile and migration. I define “extalgia”...