Dr Jacqueline Marx
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
MA Research Psychology (UKZN), PhD (Rhodes)
Registered as a Research Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa
Telephone: +27 (0)46 6037377
I am interested in how sexuality intersects with gender, class, race and histories of colonialism and apartheid to shape how we understand people and how they live. My recent research deals with the politics of queer visibility. It examines the role of race and gender in exacerbating and diminishing visibility, and considers the socio-political circumstances in which invisibility is desirable.
Botha, R., & Marx, J. (2015). Back to the future: White students accounting for non-participation in student politics. New Voices in Psychology, 11(2), 3-15.
Marx, J., & Donaldson, N. (2015). Constructing sexualities: A critical overview of articles published in Feminism & Psychology. Feminism & Psychology, 25(1), 1-13.
Marx, J. (2014). Negotiating homosexual in/visibility. In Z. Matebeni (Ed), Reclaiming Afrikan: Queer perspectives on sexual and gender identities. Athlone: Modjaji
Truscott, R. & Marx, J. (2011). A response to retrieving Biko. African Identities, 9(4), 481-485.
Recent Conference Papers
Queer identity politics: What’s in a name? 21st South African Psychology Congress. Emperors Palace, 15-19 September 2015.
The politics of erasure: Thinking critically about anonymity and confidentiality in ethnographic research. 9th International Biennial International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP) conference, Grahamstown, South Africa, 12-15 July 2015.
Race and gender politics in cross-dressing, dressing-up, and drag. 9th International Biennial International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP) conference, Grahamstown, South Africa, 12-15 July 2015.
The real world is the cruellest world: The politics of homosexual visibility in the 21st century post-apartheid context. 30th International Congress of Psychology conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 22-27 July 2012.
Sex at the Station Bar: Challenging the state sanctioned prohibition of homosexuality in South Africa during Apartheid. Naming and Framing: The Making of Sexual (In)equality, VIII International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society conference, Madrid, Spain, 2011.
The belle of St Trinians and the cultural politics of looking like what you are: Homosexuality in East London in the 1950’s. Social Acts Seminar Series hosted by the UFH SARChI Social Change Programme, 2010.
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