AFIAfrican Feminist Initiative

Professional Development

Professional Development

The AFI is expanding their programming to include professional development for members of the community. The discussions will cover topics such as:

  • Converting a Ph.D. thesis into a published monograph
  • Submitting an essay to an academic journals
  • Self care for thriving in academia
  • Applying for external research funds

Members should watch the list serv for updates. For those interested in joining, please fill out the list serv or contact Susanne Klausen.


Susanne Klausen

Susanne M. Klausen received her PhD in History from Queen’s University, Canada. Her research and teaching interests include the politics of fertility in Southern Africa, nationalism and sexuality, and transnational movements for women’s reproductive rights and justice. She is the author of Race, Maternity, and the Politics of Birth Control in South Africa, 1910-1939 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women’s Reproductive Rights in South Africa (Oxford University Press, 2015) that won the Women’s History Prize awarded by the Canadian Committee on Women’s History (2016) and the Joel Gregory Prize awarded by the Canadian Association of African Studies (2016). She has published articles in the American Historical ReviewJournal of Women’s HistoryJournal of Southern African StudiesJournal of South African HistoryMedical HistoryNew Zealand Journal of History, and the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin canadien d’histoire de la médecine. She is currently writing a monograph on the South African Immorality (Amendment) Act (1950) that criminalized sexual contact between whites and people of colour.