BIOGRAPHY

Amanda du Preez is Professor and Acting Head of the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Pretoria, where she teaches Visual Culture Studies. She has coedited South African Visual Culture (2005); edited Taking a Hard Look: Gender and Visual Culture (2009) and authored Gendered Bodies and New Technologies: Rethinking Embodiment in a Cyber-Era (2009). Her latest edited volume is All About Me: Intersections of Digital Scholarship and Representations of Self from the Global South(forthcoming, 2018). She served as assistant editor of two accredited journals, Image & Text and De Arte. Currently, she serves on the Advisory Board of Gender Questions and Persona Studies. She is also a member of the Governing Board of the International Association for Visual Culture, and is the host of the 2020 IAVC conference.