Lynda Gichanda Spencer

Rhodes University

Lynda Gichanda Spencer, Rhodes University

Title: “Walk like the chameleon”: Reflecting on my teaching journey at a South African University.

Short abstract: In this talk, I will reflect on teaching literature at Rhodes University. In reflecting on my teaching memoir, I realise that I may have thought that I stumbled into academia, but I no longer consider myself an “accidental academic”. My teaching journey has been a learning expedition. It has been a challenging, but rewarding experience that has and continues to enrich me as a black African female academic in South Africa. I will begin by briefly contextualising higher education in the world, South Africa and Rhodes University, before I situate myself and my discipline.