Dr Mandisa Mbali joined the Department of Historical Studies in 2017 from Stellenbosch University, where she taught Social Anthropology. She obtained her doctoral degree in Modern History at Oxford University. Her main research interest is in health policy and activism, considered historically, as interrelated phenomena, both transnationally and within South Africa. Dr Mbali has explored this theme in book chapters and journal articles on AIDS activism and policies, health, gender and sexuality and the politics of race and ethics in international health. In 2013 she published her scholarly monograph South African AIDS Activism and Global Health Politics with Palgrave Macmillan as part of their Global Ethics series: this monograph was completed during postdoctoral fellowships at Yale University and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. More recently, her work has analysed transnational debates over apartheid and medical humanitarianism in late twentieth century South Africa.