Dr Alude Mahali
Dr Alude Mahali is a post-doctoral fellow/research specialist in the Human and Social Development (HSD) programme. She holds an MA in Theatre Making from the University of Cape Town, and obtained a PhD in Performance/Cultural Studies from the University of Cape Town (2014).
Before joining the HSRC in January 2015 she was a lecturer in the School of Drama at the University of Cape Town. She also worked in Kingston, Jamaica at the Edna Manley College for Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA).
Her areas of research interest include: identity, memory, blackness, womanhood, intersectionality and how these areas relate to youth in South Africa.
Dr Mahali's most recent work investigates the domestic worker trope in contemporary South African art and culture.
Reflecting on current language policies and practices in South African Higher Education Institutions and reviewing strategies for development
A multidimensional understanding of wellbeing to address poverty and inequality in South Africa: A historical, methodological and practical approach