Denise Lim

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Sociology

Denise Lim is a PhD student in Sociology. She has conducted evaluative research on NGOs that work on HIV/AIDS preventative education and outreach in the United States, Malawi, and South Africa. For her master’s thesis, she examined how African literature is taught and defined in South African universities. After serving as a graduate curatorial intern for the Yale University Art Gallery’s “Contemporary Art/South Africa” exhibition (May – September 2014), Denise has since collaborated with Namibian artist Nicola Brandt and published an article that sociologically analyzes her multimedia installation series entitled, “The Earth Inside”, which engages with Germany’s colonial history and genocide against the Herero and Nama peoples of Namibia. Denise has also collaborated with the Guns and Rain Gallery in Johannesburg to publish a general press article on South African artist Sabelo Mlangeni’s “Umlindelo wamaKholwa” exhibition which nuances the spiritual practices of the Zionist Christian communities of South Africa. She is currently working on developing an experimental digital ethnography that documents the social, material, and visual life of Johannesburg’s tallest residential tower, Ponte City, for her doctoral dissertation.