GALA’s New Faces:
GALA has expanded their wonderful team with five exceptional people namely (Left to Right); Nobantu Nqolobe, Kendall Petersen, Karin Pei-Ming Tan, Anzio Jacobs and Thando Immaculate Nkwane.
Nobantu Nqolobe has been part of GALA since February of this year as the administrator for the organization. Her friendly face and voice is one that most will encounter when interacting with GALA.
Kendall Petersen joined GALA as the Programme Manager in August 2016. He has a Doctorate in German Literature, specializing in representations of migrant masculinity, and has recently completed a Research Fellowship at the Institute for Gender Studies (IGS) at UNISA. At the IGS, he was actively involved in the design and implementation of the honors degree in gender studies, and has taught and researched in the areas of gender, masculinity and queer studies.
Karin Pei-Ming Tan is a recent Bachelor of Arts graduate in Fine Arts from the University of Witwatersrand. Karin has worked at the Johannesburg Art Gallery as a researcher and is now the archivist intern at Gala.
Anzio Jacobs was one of the founding members of the GALA Youth Forum, which he now runs and for which he has big plans. He is an Anthropology student at WITS University and his main research interest is on queer critical race theory. Anzio works as part of the Safe Zones project which runs under the WITS Transformation and Employment Equity office and was a national convener of Kaleidoscope youth network which worked with the national LGBT community in universities.
Thando Immaculate Nkwane holds a Bachelor of Arts undergraduate from WITS University in Political Studies and International Relations; she recently graduated from Wits with Honors in International Relations and is the Media Intern at GALA.
GALA welcomes the five recruits and wishes them well on their journey.
Written By: Thando.I.Nkwane
18 August 2016