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Suren Pillay

Suren Pillay is currently a senior researcher at the Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape. From August 2023 he will hold the AC Jordan Chair in African Studies and directorship of the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town.


How to think about colonialism

Contemporary approaches to the legacy of colonialism tend to narrowly emphasize political agency as the solution to Africa’s problems. But agency is configured through historically particular relations of which we are not sole authors.

Gangs and activists

What does it mean when a community takes justice into its own hands? Revisiting the case of People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (PAGAD) in Cape Town.