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 (2014), and co-editor of Women and Photography in Africa: Creative Practices and Feminist Challenges (2020), Photography In and Out of Africa: Iterations with Difference (2016). She has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles on photography, violence and history; queer and anti-racist activism; and about South African politics and society during and after apartheid. She completed her dissertation "Between Life and Death: HIV/AIDS and Representation in South Africa" in the Department of English at the University of Cape Town and was awarded her PhD in 2007. She has held teaching and research positions in South Africa and research fellowships in Ireland; Canada, Austria and The Netherlands. She has also worked as a researcher with the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation in South Africa.