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Louise Bethlehem

Associate professor in Cultural Studies and English, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

I work in South African literary and cultural history, and postcolonial studies more broadly. My book Skin Tight: Apartheid Literary Culture and its Aftermath (Unisa Press, Brill 2006) was published in Hebrew translation by the dissident Tel Aviv publishing house Resling, in 2011. I have co-edited six volumes in the field of South African literature, African Studies and Cultural Studies. I currently hold a European Research Council Grant for a five-year project entitled “Apartheid—The Global Itinerary: South African Cultural Formations in Transnational Circulation 1948-1990.”


  • 2016–present
    Associate professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


  • 1998 
    Tel Aviv University, Ph.D. Comparative Literature


  • 2006
    Skin Tight: Apartheid Literary Culture and its Aftermath, Unisa/Brill

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    European Research Council