Kopano Ratele, University of South Africa.
Kopano Ratele is Professor in the Institute for Social and Health Sciences at the University of South Africa (Unisa) and researcher in the South African Medical Research Council-Unisa Violence, Injury and Peace Research Unit. Best known for his work on men and masculinity – specifically in relation to violence, race, sexualities, and tradition – he has published a number of books, scholarly essays, research papers, and shorter pieces on a range of psychological, cultural and social topics.
Professor Ratele will deliver a keynote speech during NAD 2016 with the title Challenging Traditions, Changing Masculinities. More about Professor Ratele's keynote is found here.
Maria Eriksson Baaz, University of Gothenburg and The Nordic Africa Institute
Maria Eriksson Baaz is a researcher at School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg. Since 2009 she is also a research fellow at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala. Eriksson Baaz' research interests are in African politics and security, military and police reform, postcolonial theory, diaspora studies and gender. Recently she has focused on masculinity, militarization and army reform in the DR Congo.
Dr. Eriksson Baaz will deliver a keynote speech during NAD 2016 with the title Assumptions and Desires in Scholarship on Gender in Africa: some (self)critical reflections. More about the keynote of Dr. Eriksson Baaz is found here.