Dr. Gibson Ncube (Stellenbosch University) holds a PhD in French and Francophone Literature from Stellenbosch University (2014). His research interests are in comparative literature, gender and queer studies, and African cultural studies. Owing to Dr. Ncube’s fluency in French and English, he is one of a few scholars in southern Africa whose research weaves back and forth across the sub-Saharan/North Africa divide, which has tended to bifurcate African scholarship into two distinct linguistic segments. He has been awarded fellowships by the American Council for Learned Societies, the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, the National Humanities Center (USA), and the Leeds University Centre for African Studies. He sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Literary Studies, the Canadian Journal of African Studies, and the Nordic Journal of African Studies. Dr. Ncube holds a C1 rating from the NRF.