Dr. Stephen Temitope David is a Harry Frank Guggenheim Young African Scholar Fellow. He has a PhD in English and Literary Studies from Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and an MA Literary Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Presently, he is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of English Studies, Stellenbosch University.
David’s body of work focuses on the ways in which remembrance and nostalgia are weaponised for diverse violent ends in Africa. His research adopts an intersectional methodology which pays close attention to the ways in which gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity, ability/disability intersect to create multiplex modes of being and belonging within Africa. This mode of approaching conflicts pays attention to how sameness and difference often interact to silence some voices within popular histories. He has received grants and awards from SSRC NextGen Africa, Gerda Henkel Foundation, and DAAD.