Prof. Susanne Klausen is currently conducting research in South Africa. In so doing, she has been a witness to South Africa’s #FeesMustFall campaign.

In a blog for Active History Dr. Klausen remarks on the importance of history to the student movement for free education, which began October 21.

See here to read more of Dr. Klausen’s observations about #FeesMustFall.

Dr. Klausen is an associate professor in the Department of History, cross-appointed to the Institute of African Studies, with research interests in modern South Africa, nationalism and sexuality, and the politics of reproduction and fertility control. She is the author of Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women’s Reproductive Rights in South Africa (Oxford University Press, Sept. 2015) and Race, Maternity, and the Politics of Birth Control on South Africa (Palgrave MacMillan, 2004), and was a collaborator in the republications of Maud Graham’s  A Canadian Girl in South Africa (Alberta University Press, 2015).