Dr Nadine Lake
Senior Lecturer
Centre for Gender & Africa Studies
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IB 110
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Short CV

Nadine Lake is a lecturer and director of the Gender Studies programme in the Centre for Gender and Africa Studies. She was awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship and spent 22 months at the Centre for Gender Research (CfGR), Uppsala University (Sweden) where she completed her PhD with the title “Corrective rape and black lesbian sexualities in contemporary South African cultural texts.” She obtained her PhD in 2017 and was supervised by Prof. Jenny Björklund, Prof. Helena Wahlström Henriksson and Prof. Heidi Hudson. Dr. Lake’s research interests include African Queer Theories, Sexuality and Gender-Based Violence in Southern Africa, Embodiment Theories, and Intersectionality. Courses presented by Dr. Lake include Gender and Sexuality, Gender and Development, Feminist Theories, and Feminist Research Methodology.

Dr. Lake is collaborating with Uppsala University (Sweden) and the University of Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique) on a Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) research project titled “Gender Mainstreaming: Developing Competencies in Higher Education for Gender Equality, Peace-Building and Gender-Sensitive Research Coordinators.” The primary objective of the five-year project (2017-2022) is to create an enabling environment for gender-sensitive research at the University of Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique.

Dr. Lake started teaching on the Gender Studies programme in 2008 and is primarily responsible for the academic oversight of the programme, teaching, developing postgraduate course material and research. 


Lake, N. 2014. Black Lesbian Bodies: Reflections on a Queer South African Archive. Africa Insight, 44(1), p. 69 – 83

Publications (Short List)

Courses Presented

GSMR7908 - Research Methodology and Research Proposal

GSMS7928 - Gender and Sexuality 

GSMS5806 - Gender and Institutional Transformation 


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