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Gabeba Baderoon

Gabeba Baderoon
Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and African Studies
The Pennsylvania State University


Gabeba Baderoon


Gabeba Baderoon is a poet and scholar. She is the author of the poetry collections, The Dream in the Next Body, A hundred silences and The History of Intimacy, and the monograph Regarding Muslims: from Slavery to Post-Apartheid. Baderoon serves on the editorial board of the African Poetry Book Fund, which has published over 60 collections by African poets since 2012. She has co-edited three journal special issues, most recently on "African Feminisms: Cartographies for the Twenty-First Century" with Alicia Decker in Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism. Baderoon is an Extraordinary Professor of English at Stellenbosch University and a Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study. She is an Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and African Studies at Pennsylvania State University, where she co-directs the African Feminist Initiative.