Premesh Lalu is Professor of History and Director of the Centre of Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in Cape Town, South Africa. He also convenes the Programme on the Study of the Humanities in Africa at UWC. Lalu is a former trustee of the District Six Museum and current chair of the Handspring Trust of the Handspring Puppet company. His books include The Deaths of Hintsa: Post-Apartheid South Africa and the Shape of Recurring Pasts (HSRC Press, 2009) and Remains of the Social: Desiring the Post-apartheid (Wits University Press, 2016), which he co-edited with Maurits van Bever Donker, Ross Truscott and Gary Minkley. Lalu’s previous publications have appeared in History and Theory, History in Africa, Kronos: Southern African Histories, Current Writing, and the South African Historical Journal.