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Kylie Thomas is Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences' Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam. She is the author of the book Impossible Mourning: HIV/AIDS and Visuality after Apartheid and co-editor of the collection, Photography In and Out of Africa: Iterations with Difference. She writes about photography, violence and history; about queer and anti-racist activism; and about South African politics and society during and after apartheid. She holds a PhD from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and an MA from the University of British Columbia, Canada.


  • –present
    Research fellow, NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Associate Researcher at the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice at the University of the Free State
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation