Talia Meer

(University of Cape Town)

Talia Meer completed a BA in Political Science, Philosophy and Economics at the University of KwaZulu Natal in 2007, and an MA in Development Studies at Dalhousie University, Canada in 2010. She is a researcher at the Gender, Health and Justice Research Unit, at the University of Cape Town. She works on gender-based violence, sexual and gender minority health and the law, and queer youth subjectivity and representation in African cities. She is completing a PhD in Sociology at the University of Cape Town. Within the scope of her doctoral project she is exploring how affects ebb through neighbourhood histories and contemporary interactions to (re)produce gendered and racialised meanings in the postcolonial city of Cape Town.