Quote of the week
'..The friends we have lost do not repose under the ground...they are buried deep in our hearts. It has been thus ordained that they may always accompany us...'- Alexandre Dumas - Diaspora

Prof Robin Chandler – editorial board member

Robin is Professor Emeritus of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies at Northeastern University, USA.

A social scientist and gender specialist Chandler’s research in international development is focused on 21st century higher education, gender equality, post and neo-colonial studies, arts and culture, and race and cultural competency in nations undergoing rapid social, political, and economic change.

During her  ‘South African period’ (1993-2000, roughly) she said it was like a dream. “I met the best and brightest; sat to dine at Nadine Gordimer’s table with David Koloane and Helen Sebidi, did residencies in CT and Joburg, promoted the Peace Doors Project everywhere, taught at Wits for a year as a Fulbright Scholar, was there during the T& R Commission Hearings, watched DeKlerk get completely outclassed during the Presidential debates (pretty funny actually), and traveled to all the provinces and much of Southern Africa, but mostly listened.”