Dr Carla Lever

Research Fellow

Dr Carla Lever is a Research Fellow at the Nelson Mandela School, interested in political spectacle, protest and commemoration practices in a contemporary South African context. She gained her PhD from the University of Sydney, examining the centrality of embodied practice to South African national identity under the Zuma administration. Carla is also a cultural journalist and the recipient of a 2013 BASA silver award for arts opinion writing in South Africa. She is currently lecturing on South African protest history and literature, while undertaking ASTR-funded research on statue-based protest in the US and South Africa.