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Dr Campbell has recently been awarded the prestigious Mandela Fellowship to Harvard University for 2017.
He is on the editorial board of the international journal “Arts” based in Switzerland, and writes regularly for a number of peer reviewed scholarly publications. Recent writing projects include publishing in the European Journal of English Studies and Harvard University’s Transition.
Campbell’s recent artworks combine sculpture and Augmented Reality (AR) to facilitate interactive art experiences. The conceptual frameworks of his visual research often engage the post-apartheid, post-colonial space of aesthetic ideation in South Africa. Recent exhibitions that reflect these creative and conceptual concerns include Night Fighter (2014) and Boxing Ghosts (2015) at the District Six Museum. These projects were largely concerned with historical interpretation through exhibition making and the productive possibilities that early pugilists from Cape Town offer in thinking the limits of racial subjectivity and self-craft in contemporary society.
Campbell holds a BAFA and P.G.C.E. from the University of Cape Town and a Masters degree (MAFA) from Stellenbosch University where he taught for four years before joining the Michaelis School of Fine Art. His PhD was completed at the Centre for Humanities Research (NRF Flagship on Critical Thought in African Humanities) at the University of the Western Cape. His doctoral thesis positions the writing of the blinded champion boxer Andrew Jeptha as an important contribution to Postcolonial and Disability Studies.
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