B Camminga


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B Camminga (*they) joined the African Centre for Migration & Society as a Postdoctoral Researcher in 2018.

B's previous work tracked the conceptual journeying of the term ‘transgender’ from the Global North along with the physically embodied journeying of transgender asylum seekers from countries within Africa to South Africa and considered the interrelationships between the two.

Their research interests include rights, migration, asylum and diaspora as they relate to transgender people from the African continent; the bureaucratisation of gender in relation to transgender bodies and asylum regimes globally; possibilities for mobility and migration of transgender identified people from, across and within the African region and the history of ‘trans phenomena’ in South Africa.


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B Camminga talks transgender refugees in South Africa

May 10, 2019 0 Comments

“Transgender people often cannot afford the luxury of invisibility” – maHp/ACMS postdoctoral fellow B Camminga discusses their book ‘Transgender Refugees and the Imagined South Africa’ with Nal’ibali.

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WAIT Midway Conference

February 25, 2019 0 Comments

Earlier this month (6th – 9th February) ACMS/maHp post-doctoral researcher B Camminga attended the WAIT project conference in Athens, and this is how the gathering unfolded.

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CfP for 8th European Conference on African Studies (Edinburgh, 11-14 June 2019)

January 9, 2019 0 Comments

The call for papers for the 8th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS) themed ‘Africa: Connections and Disruptions’, is now open with the deadline for abstracts being Monday, 21 January 2019 (11pm CET).

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Transgender Refugees and the Imagined South Africa: Bodies over Borders and Borders over Bodies

December 7, 2018 0 Comments

This book tracks the conceptual journeying of the term ‘transgender’ from the Global North — where it originated — along with the physical embodied journeying of transgender asylum seekers from countries within Africa to South Africa and considers the interrelationships between the two.

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“Gender Refugees” in South Africa: The “Common-Sense” Paradox, in: Africa Spectrum

July 4, 2018 0 Comments

This article is the runner up for the UFS/AS Young African Scholars Award. Join us in congratulating maHp/ ACMS postdoctoral researcher B Camminga for this great achievement, along with their recent selection as one of the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans.

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