Pippa Skotnes was born in Johannesburg and attended a convent school. This experience provided a wellspring of ideas, some of which materialised in her never-ending artwork, Lamb of God and the Book of iterations that has been widely exhibited. She was educated in fine art and archaeology at UCT where she received all her degrees. After she was sued by the South African Library for a copy of her artist’s book about Lucy Lloyd and the |xam, Sound From the Thinking Strings (1991), she became interested in the nature of the book, producing several volumes inscribed on the bones of horses, leopards, blue cranes and giraffes.
THE DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES & THE AFRICAN GENDER INSTITUTE
The visible invisibility of Queer Muslim Women in the Cape - Taghmeda Achmat (UWC, Activist), Tiptoeing through intellectual horizons: Daring visions in precarious contexts - Dr Farah Zeb (Exeter University), Gender fluidity and Qur’anic language: A resource for queer theology - Professor Ghazala Anwar (Starr King, GTU)
Dr L. Philip Barnes is Emeritus Reader in Religious and Theological Education at King’s College London. He studied theology and philosophy at the University of Hull, Queen’s University, Belfast, and Trinity College Dublin, where he was a scholarship holder. He has published widely within the fields of religious studies, theology and religious education and contributed articles to such journals as Modern Theology, Religious Studies, and Religion. His recent books include Education, Religion and Diversity: Developing a new model of religious education (2014); (with Andrew Davis and Mark Halstead) Religious Education: Educating for diversity (2015); and with James Arthur, Education and Religion (2016), a four volume edited collection. He has recently completed an extended article on forgiveness and he is currently working on a book entitled, Alternative Futures for Religious Education.
Stephanie Honchell received her Ph.D. in Islamic History from Ohio State University in 2015. She held the position of Assistant Professor of History at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, which she left to relocate to South Africa in July 2017.