Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies
South African artist and academic Pippa Skotnes joins the Buffett Institute and Northwestern community in the spring as the Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies.
Skotnes is the Michaelis Professor of Fine Art and the founding director of the Centre for Curating the Archive at the University of Capetown.
Her work explores themes based in South African history. Many of her projects have centered on the Bleek and Lloyd archive, an unparalleled preservation of the |xam peoples’ story as chronicled by two colonial scholars in the 1870s as it faced cultural extinction and the death of their language.
She is teaching two undergraduate courses in spring 2017, and on May 8, she will give the annual Buffett Visiting Professor Lecture.
Read about Buffett's past visiting professors.