October 2022: I will give a lecture entitled Alienation: Beauvoir & Fanon to NYU’s Comparative Literature Department on 27 October at 5PM. 

My review of Susan Buck-Morss’s Year One is now available in Radical Philosophy.

August 2022: I have been appointed as an Assistant Professor in English & African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. 

May 2022: My book, The Right to Opacity, has been awarded a Diverse Fellows Grant by Princeton University Press.


August 2021: I have been appointed as the Peters Rushton Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the University of Virginia.

June 2021: I have been named one of the Top 200 Young South Africans by the Mail & Guardian.


2 December 2020: I will give a paper on M.NourbeSe Philip’s Zong! at Cornell University.

 In April 2020, I will present a paper on Édouard Glissant at Brown University’s Pembroke Centre. 

March 2020: My dissertation, Reaching for Opacity, has been awarded Cornell University’s Guilford Prize for the best dissertation of the year.


My interview, “Critique and Tradition,” with Susan Buck-Morss is now available in LARB.

I have been awarded the Inaugural Shauna M. Stark ’76, P’10 Postdoctoral Fellowship at Brown University for 2019–2020.

1 November 2019: I will visit Cornell University to participate in a panel discussion about Martin Hägglund’s new book This Life.

In March 2020, I will present a paper at a conference organized by the Consortium of Critical Theory on “The University After Globalization” at the University of Santa Barbara.


My essay, “Metamorphic Humanity,” is now available in boundary 2.

I have been awarded the Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2018–2019.