Brown Bag Lunch: Dr. Holly McGee
One Day We Are Going Home: Elizabeth Mafeking's Antiapartheid Exile
Presenter: Dr. Holly McGee
When: Thursday, November 16, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Where: Macon Cove Campus, Farris Auditorium
Dr. McGee’s presentation will focus on Elizabeth Mafeking, a South African trade union and anti-apartheid activist who died in 2009. Mafeking, one of the most visible women to emerge as a leader in South Africa during the mid–twentieth century, is one of several subjects of Dr. McGee’s doctoral dissertation, a version of which will be published this fall.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Holly McGee specializes in U.S. history and African American history, with an emphasis on black women’s intellectual history, comparative political activism in the United States and South Africa, and popular culture in the twentieth century. Her secondary specialties include local histories of the American South, South African women’s history, and oral histories. Currently, Dr. McGee serves as an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati, teaching undergraduate courses in black history and film, culture and counterculture, post-1929 American history, and modern South African history.