Publications

Books

H Becker (1995); Namibian Women's Movement 1980 to 1992. From Anticolonial Struggle to Reconstruction. Frankfurt (Germany): IKO - Verlag für interkulturelle Kommunikation.

H Becker (Associate editor) Daymond, M et.al. (eds.) (2003); Women Writing Africa. Southern African Volume. New York: Feminist Press.

Guest-edited volumes/special issues

H Becker (guest editor, with Dorothea Schulz) (2017); Journal of African Cultural Studies special issue on ‘Un/making Difference through Performance and Mediation in Contemporary Africa’. Journal of African Cultural Studies 29 (2), April 2017.[available here]

H Becker (guest editor, with Carola Lentz) (2013); Anthropology Southern Africa special issue on ‘The politics and aesthetics of commemoration: National days in southern Africa’. Anthropology Southern Africa 36 (1&2), September 2013.

H Becker (guest editor) (2010); Anthropology Southern Africa special issue on ‘Engaging Difference: Perspectives on belonging and exclusion in contemporary Southern and East Africa’. Anthropology Southern Africa 33 (3&4), December 2010.

Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

H Becker; D Schulz (2017): Un/making difference through performance and mediation in contemporary Africa, Journal of African Cultural Studies, 29:2, 149-157; DOI: 10.1080/13696815.2017.1295912.[available here]

H Becker (2017): A hip-hopera in Cape Town: the aesthetics, and politics of performing ‘Afrikaaps’, Journal of African Cultural Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13696815.2016.1259997.[available here]

A D Spiegel and H Becker (2015); South Africa: Anthropology or Anthropologies? American Anthropologist 117(4): 754-760.

H Becker (2015); ‘How We See Our Culture’: Photographic self-representations from the Cape Flats, South Africa. Visual Anthropology 28(5): 373-397.

H Becker (2015); From ‘to die a tribe and be born a nation’ towards ‘culture, the foundation of a nation’: the shifting politics and aesthetics of Namibian nationalism. Journal of Namibian Studies 18: 21-35.

H Becker (2015); Against Trauma: Silence, victimhood, and (photo-)voice in northern Namibia. Acta Academica 47(1): 116-135.

H Becker & C Lentz (2013); The politics and aesthetics of commemoration: national days in southern Africa. Anthropology Southern Africa 36(1&2): 1-10.

H Becker (2012); Anthropology and the Study of Popular Culture: A Perspective from the southern tip of Africa. Review of African Literatures 43(4): 17-37.

H Becker (2011); Commemorating heroes in Windhoek and Eenhana: memory, culture and nationalism in Namibia, 1990-2010. Africa. Journal of the International African Institute 81(4): 519-43.

H Becker (2011); Beyond trauma: New Perspectives on the Politics of Memory in East and Southern Africa. African Studies 70 (2): 321-335.

H Becker (2010); Introduction to ‘Engaging Difference: Perspectives on belonging and exclusion in contemporary Southern and East Africa’. Anthropology Southern Africa 33 (3&4): 75-80.

H Becker; N Dastile (2008); ‘Global and African: exploring hip-hop artists in Philippi township, Cape Town’. Anthropology Southern Africa 31 (1& 2): 20-30.

H Becker (2007); ‘De-provincialising South African Anthropology: on relevance, public culture & the citizen anthropologist’. Anthropology Southern Africa 31 (3&4): 85-96.

H Becker; N Dastile (2006); ‘Global und afrikanisch: Annäherungen an HipHop Performer im Township Philippi in Kapstadt’. Peripherie No. 104: 434-455.

H Becker (2006); ‘”New Things after Independence”: Gender and Traditional Authorities in Postcolonial Namibia’. Journal of Southern African Studies 32(1): 29-48.

H Becker, E Boonzaier, J Owen (2005); ‘Fieldwork in shared spaces: positionality, power and ethics of citizen anthropologists in southern Africa’. Anthropology Southern Africa 28(3&4): 123-132.

H Becker (2005); ‘”Let me come to tell you”. Loide Shikongo, the King, and poetic license in colonial Ovamboland’. History & Anthropology 16(2): 235-258.

H Becker (2003); ‘The Least Sexist Society? Gender, violence and change in Southern African San communities’. Journal of Southern African Studies 29(1): 5-23.

H Becker (2002); ‘Junge Frau im Exil: Ellen Ndeshi Namhila – eine Autobiographie’. Periplus. Jahrbuch für aussereuropäische Geschichte (Heidelberg, Germany) 2002: 60-73.

D LeBeau, T Fox, H Becker, P Mufune (2001); ‘Agencies and structures facilitating the transmission of HIV/AIDS in Northern Namibia’. Society in transition 32(1): 56-68.

H Becker (2000); ‘”Becoming men”. Masculine identities among young men in two Namibian locations’. Development Update 3(2): 54-70.

H Becker (1997); ‘Voreheliche Sexualität und traditionelles Recht in Nordnamibia’. Peripherie (Münster, Germany), No. 65: 157-187.

H Becker (1992); ‘Zwischen Parteipolitik und Autonomie. Erfahrungen der namibischen Frauenbewegung’. Peripherie No. 47 (Münster, Germany): 49-73.

Chapters in books

H Becker (2013); ‘Nollywood in Urban Southern Africa: Nigerian video films and their audiences in Cape Town and Windhoek’. In: M. Krings & O. Okome (eds.), Global Nollywood: Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

H Becker (2010); ‘A concise history of gender, “tradition” and the state in Namibia’. In: State, Society and Democracy. A reader in Namibian Politics. Ed. by Christiaan Keulder. Windhoek: Kpnrad-Adenauer Stiftung. (re-edition)

H Becker (2008); ‘Remaking our histories: the liberation war in postcolonial Namibian writing’. In: G Baines & P Vale (eds.), Beyond the Border War: New Perspectives on Southern Africa’s late-Cold War Conflicts. Pretoria: UNISA Press.

H Becker (2007); ‘Making Tradition: A historical perspective on gender in Namibia’. In: S La Font (ed.), Unravelling Taboos: Gender and Sexuality in Namibia. Windhoek: Legal Assistance Centre.

H Becker (2005); ‘”I am the man”. Rethinking masculinities in northern Namibia’. In: A Hardon and D Gibson (eds.) Rethinking Masculinity, Violence and AIDS. Amsterdam: Het Spinhuis.

H Becker (2005); ‘”It all depends on the family”. Revisiting laws and practices of inheritance in Namibia’. In: Gender Research and Advocacy Project/Legal Assistance Centre/Robert J. Gordon (ed.); The Meanings of Inheritance: Perspectives on Namibian inheritance practices. Windhoek: Legal Assistance Centre.

H Becker (2004); ‘Efundula: Women’s Initiation, Gender and Sexual Identities in Colonial and Post-Colonial Northern Namibia’. In: Arnfred, S (ed.) Re-thinking Sexualities in Africa. Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet/The Nordic Africa Institute.

H Becker (2003); ‘Nekwaya Loide Shikongo, Song of King Iipumbu’. In: Daymond, M et.al. (eds.) Women Writing Africa. Southern African Volume. New York: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York.

H Becker (2003); ‘Nehambo Magdalena Shamena, Emergency Call from the Women of Namibia’. In: Daymond, M et.al. (eds.) Women Writing Africa. Southern African Volume. New York: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York.

H Becker (2003); ‘Nehambo Magdalena Shamena, Kandishiwo – I don’t know’. In: Daymond, M et.al. (eds.) Women Writing Africa. Southern African Volume. New York: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York.

H Becker (2003); ‘Women, politics and peace in northern Namibia’. In: Women and Peace in Africa. Case studies on traditional conflict resolution practices. Paris: UNESCO.

H Becker (2002); ‘”We want that women be given an equal chance”. Postindependence rural politics in northern Namibia’. In: The Aftermath. Women in postconflict transformation. Ed. by Sheila Meintjes, Anu Pillay and Meredeth Turshen. London and New York: Zed Press.

M Orford and H Becker (2001); ‘Homes and Exiles: Owambo Women’s Literature’. In: Contested Landscapes. Movement, Exile and Place. Ed. by Barbara Bender and Margot Winer. Oxford and New York: Berg.

H Becker (2000); ‘A concise history of gender, “tradition” and the state in Namibia’. In: State, Society and Democracy. A reader in Namibian Politics. Ed. by Christiaan Keulder. Windhoek: Gamsberg MacMillan

H Becker (1998); ‘Gender aspects of traditional authorities and customary courts in northern Namibia. “This new thing that came with independence”’. In: Traditional Authority and Democracy in Southern Africa. Ed. by Marina d’Engelbronner-Kolff, Manfred Hinz and John Sindano. Windhoek: New Namibia Books.

H Becker (1998); ‘Premarital Female Sexuality and Customary Law in Northern Namibia’. In: Human Rights and Democracy in Southern Africa. Ed. by Karin Fischer-Bude. Windhoek: University of Namibia and New Namibia Books.

H Becker (1993); ‘”Um Frauen zu gewinnen, muß man über ihre Problem reden”. Die Namibian Women's Voice’. In: Namibia. Frauen mischen sich ein. Ed. by Florence Hervé. Berlin (Germany): Orlanda Frauenverlag.

H Becker (1993); ‘”Rechte müssen gewonnen werden”: Die gesetzliche Lage’. In: Namibia. Frauen mischen sich ein. Ed. by Florence Hervé. Berlin (Germany): Orlanda Frauenverlag.

H Becker (1993); ‘”Wir wollen an einem demokratischen Prozeß teilhaben”: Frauenbewegung’. In: Namibia. Frauen mischen sich ein. Ed. by Florence Hervé. Berlin (Germany): Orlanda Frauenverlag.

H Becker (1993); ‘”Ich sehe mich als eine Frau, die Rechte hat”. Rosa Namises, Frauenaktivistin’. In: Namibia. Frauen mischen sich ein. Ed. by Florence Hervé. Berlin (Germany): Orlanda Frauenverlag.

H Becker (1987); ‘Frauenland und Männerstädte. Frauen und soziale Verelendung in Homelands und Townships’. In: Südafrika - Nur für Weiße? Lesebuch zur Apartheid. Ed. by Ute Luig and Volkhard Hundsdörfer. Berlin (Germany): Dietrich Reimer Verlag.

H Becker (1987); ‘Überleben, Widerstand, reale Utopie. Grassroots Gruppen in Südafrika’. In: Südafrika - Nur für Weiße? Lesebuch zur Apartheid. Ed. by Ute Luig and Volkhard Hundsdörfer.Berlin (Germany): Dietrich Reimer Verlag.

H Becker (1987); ‘”Jetzt da ihr die Frauen angegriffen habt, seid ihr auf einen Fels gestossen”: Die Anti-Pass Kampagne der Frauen in den 50er Jahren.” In: Weisse Macht – schwarze Mehrheit. Werkstattbericht der Arbeitsgruppe Südafrika an der Universität Mainz. Mainz.

Short articles and blogs (recent articles)

H Becker (2017); 'Auschwitz to Rwanda: the link between science, colonialism and genocide'; The Conversation, 26 January 2017.[available here]

H Becker (2017); 'Namibian traditional leaders haul Germany before US court in genocide test case'. The Conversation; 16 January 2017.[available here]

H Becker (2017); ‘Genocide and Memory: Negotiating German-Namibian History’. Review of African Political Economy Online; 9 January 2017.[available here]

H Becker (2016); ‘Namibia, Genocide and Germany: Reinhart Kössler interview’. Review of African Political Economy Online; 1 November 2016.[available here]

H Becker (2016); ‘Dekolonisierung von Hochschule und Gesellschaft: Studentenbewegung in Südafrika’. iz3W No. 353 (März 2016).

H Becker (2016); ‘South Africa’s May 1968: Decolonising Institutions and Minds’. Review of African Political Economy Online; 17 February 2016.[available here]

H Becker (2016); ‘Namibia’s Moment: Youth and Urban Land Activism’. Review of African Political Economy Online; 18 January 2016[available here]

H Becker (2015); ‘South African students win on fees: an “extraordinary moment”, but the movement may go still further’. Rs21 website/blog; 23 October 2015.[available here]

H Becker (2010); ‘Kids of the Rainbow Nation: Blicke in die junge südafrikanische Gesellschaft. Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte 1/2010: 40-46.[available here]

H Becker (2009); ‘The inequalities of South African anthropology’. Anthropology Southern Africa, 32 (1&2): 30-32. (contribution to debates section)

Published conference proceedings

H Becker (2002); ‘Narratives of war and survival from northern Namibia: The liberation war in postcolonial Namibian writing’. In: Telling wounds. Narrative, Trauma & Memory. Working through the SA armed conflicts of the 20th century. Proceedings of the conference held at the University of Cape Town, 3-5 July 2002. Ed. by Chris van der Merwe and Rolf Wolfswinkel. Stellenbosch: Van Schaik Content Solutions.

H Becker (1997); ‘Women and Land Rights’. In: Communal Land Administration. Conference Proceedings. Ed. by Johann Malan and Manfred O. Hinz. Windhoek: CASS. (CASS Paper No. 38).

H Becker (1996); ‘Experience with field research into gender and customary law in Namibia’. In: The ascertainment of customary law and the methodological aspects of research into customary law. Proceedings of workshop. February/March 1995, Ed. by Thomas W Bennett and Mechthild Rünger. Windhoek. (Law Reform and Development Commission 2)

H Becker and M Hinz (1996); ‘Customary law research in Namibia. Methodological remarks’. In: The ascertainment of customary law and the methodological aspects of research into customary law. Proceedings of workshop. February/March 1995, Ed. by Thomas W Bennett and Mechthild Rünger. Windhoek. (Law Reform and Development Commission 2)

Encyclopedia entries

H Becker (2012); “Kanuni.” Emmanuel K. Ayeampong and Henry Louis Gates, eds. Dictionary of African Biography. New York: Oxford University Press. Vol.3: 292–293.

H Becker (2012); “Kazahendike, Urieta.” Emmanuel K. Ayeampong and Henry Louis Gates, eds. Dictionary of African Biography. New York: Oxford University Press. Vol. 3: 317–319.

H Becker (2012); “Schmelen, Zara.” Emmanuel K. Ayeampong and Henry Louis Gates, eds. Dictionary of African Biography. New York: Oxford University Press. Vol. 5: 304–305

Book & Film Reviews

H Becker (2017); From London to Harare: an activist yearning for an ounce of practice. Leo Zeilig, An Ounce of Practice (London: HopeRoad Publishing, 2017); The Conversation Africa, 23/03/2017.[available here]

H Becker (2017); The Burden of History: Namibia and Germany from Colonialism to Postcolonialism. Reinhart Kössler, Namibia and Germany: Negotiating the Past (Windhoek and Münster, UNAM Press and Westfälisches Dampfboot Verlag, 2015), xiii + 378 pp., paperback, €39.90, ISBN 978-99916-42-09-3. Journal of Southern African Studies 43(1): 238–239.[available here]

H Becker (2016); Review “Letters of Stone. From Nazi Germany to South Africa” (Steven Robins, 2016; Penguin South Africa); Medizinethnologie: Körper, Gesundheit und Heilung in einer globalisierten Welt, 1 April 2016.[available here]

H Becker (2016); ‘Richard A. Schroeder; Africa after apartheid: South Africa, race and nation in Tanzania’. Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2012, 248 pp., $25.00 (paperback), ISBN: 978-0-253-00600-4. Anthropology Southern Africa 2016 (3&4).

H Becker (2016); ‘Rama Thiaw (writer and director); The Revolution Won’t Be Televised – The Revolution Will Be Live’. Dakar: Production Boul Fallé Images. Review of African Political Economy Online; 29 February 2016. (film review).[available here]

H Becker (2015); ‘Peter Midgley; Counting teeth: A Nambian story’. Hamilton, ON, Wolsak & Wynn, 2014, 271pp., $22.00 (paperback), ISBN978-1-894987-89-9. Canadian Journal of African Studies 49(3): 554-556.

H Becker (2013); ‘Katrien Pype; The making of the pentecostal melodrama: Religion, media and gender in Kinshasa’. Anthropology Southern Africa 2013 (1&2): 94-95.

H Becker (2012); ‘Fraser McNeill; AIDS, Music and Politics in South Africa’. Anthropology Southern Africa 2012 (3&4): 124-125.

H Becker (2007); ‘Ursula Trüper; The Invisible Woman: Zara Schmelen, African Mission Assistant at the Cape and in Namaland’. Social Dynamics December 2007: 84-86.

H Becker (2006); Andrea Cornwall (ed.). Readings in Gender in Africa. London: The International African Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies; in association with James Currey, Oxford. 2005. Published by H-Safrica@h-net.msu.edu (April 2006).and H-Africa@h-net.msu.edu (July 2006).

H Becker (2005); Steven Burgess, SA Tribes. Who We Are. How We Live and What We Want from Life in the New South Africa. Cape Town: David Philip, 2002. Published by H-Safrica@h-net.msu.edu (April 2005).

H Becker (2004); ‘Debie LeBeau and Robert J. Gordon, eds. Challenges for Anthropology in the “African Renaissance”: A Southern African Contribution. Windhoek: University of Namibia Press, 2002. Distributed by African Books Collective Ltd’. African Studies Review 47(1): 218-220.

H Becker (2001); ‘Herero Heroes: A Socio-Political History of the Herero of Namibia, 1890-1923; by Jan-Bart Gewald’. Africa: Journal of the International African Institute 71(4): 713-714.

H Becker (2000); ‘Meekulu’s Children – a tale of war and survival from northern Namibia’. (review article). Agenda No. 46: 105-8.

H Becker (1999); ‘Patricia Hayes, Jeremy Silvester, Marion Wallace, Wolfram Hartmann (eds.); Namibia under South African Rule. Mobility and Containment 1915-46. Oxford: James Currey; 1998 and Wolfram Hartmann, Jeremy Silvester, Patricia Hayes (eds.); The Colonising Camera. Photographs in the making of Namibian History. Cape Town: UCT Press; 1998’. (Review article). Peripherie Nr. 75: 109-12.

Working Papers (Published)

H Becker (2008); Negotiating Culture in Contemporary South Africa: Photographic self-representations from the Cape Flats. BAB Working Paper 2008: 3. Basel: Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB). (www.baslerafrika.ch). (ISSN: 1422-8769) Research Reports (Published)

S Felton and H Becker (2001); A Gender Perspective on the Status of the San in Southern Africa. Windhoek: Legal Assistance Centre.

D LeBeau, T Fox, H Becker and Pempelani Mufune (1999); Taking Risks - taking responsibility. An Anthropological Assessment of Health Risk Behaviour in Northwestern Namibia. Research Report prepared for Ministry of Health and Social Services and Coopération Française. Windhoek.

H Becker and P Bruhns(1998); Sa xu-I ge a sa - What is yours is yours. Popular Perceptions of Political Institutions in Namibia. Windhoek: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

H Becker (1996); Community Legal Activator Programme. Evaluation Report. Windhoek: Centre for Applied Social Sciences. (CASS Papers No.35)

H Becker; MO Hinz (1995) Marriage and customary law in Namibia. Windhoek: CASS. (Namibia Papers 30)

H Becker; B-I Bruhns; M Maasdorp, S Harring (1995); Teenage Pregnancy and the Right to Education. Windhoek: CASS. (CASS Papers 32. Joint Research Report by Centre for Applied Social Sciences, Social Sciences Division/Multi-disciplinary Research Centre, Human Rights and Documentation Centre; University of Namibia)

Research Reports (Unpublished)

H Becker (2001); Towards a SASI Gender Strategy. Analysis and recommendations. Cape Town. (Report prepared for the South African San Institute).

H Becker (1999); ‘To provide for the children’s future’. A report on orphans, inheritance and guardianship in Namibia. Windhoek. (Report prepared for UNICEF Namibia. Final report, October 1999).

H Becker (1998); Gender, Power and Traditional Authority: Four Namibian Case Studies. Windhoek. (Report prepared for the Swedish International Development Agency).

H Becker and P Claassen (1996); Violence against women and children: Community attitudes and practices. Windhoek. (Report prepared for the Women and Law Committee of the Law Reform and Development Commission of the Republic of Namibia)

Educational Material (Published)

H Becker and B Solomon (1997); Learning about Law and the Family. Windhoek: Centre for Applied Social Sciences and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Namibia Office. (textbook prepared for adult education and community legal activator training courses in Namibia, 138 pp.; also published in OshiNdonga, Afrikaans and RuKwangali).

Exhibition Curatorship

“How We See Our Culture’: Photographic Self-representations from the Cape Flats.

Showings

a) Langa (Cape Town): Guga S’thebe Arts & Culture Centre, 9-23 November 2006

b) University of Cape Town, 3-7 December 2006. (on invitation by the convenor of the ‘Transcending Postcolonial Conditions: Towards Alternative Modernities’. Joint Conference comprising the annual conferences of Anthropology Southern

Africa and the Pan African Anthropological Association and an Intercongress of The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences.

c) University of the Western Cape, Library Atrium, 15 – 30 October 2007

d) Online at http:// howweseeourculture.org/

Conference papers (unpublished)

H Becker (2016); ‘From “To Die A Tribe” to “Culture - the foundation of a nation'’: Performances of belonging and nationalism in an urban cultural festival in Windhoek’. ASAUK bi-annual conference, Cambridge (U.K.), 7-9 September 2016.

H Becker (2016); ‘Remembering Marikana: Public art intervention and the right to the city in Cape Town’; Workshop: ‘Re-imagining the African City: The Arts and Urban Politics’, Basel, 11-12 March 2016.

H Becker (2015); ‘Public art intervention and the right to the city in Cape Town’; 6th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS), 8-10 July 2015, Paris.

H Becker (2014); ‘Urban Art, Culture, and Politics in South Africa: From resistance to identity and back’; Point Sud workshop: ‘Culture as a Resource – Understanding the Role of Art and Cultural Performance in Envisioning the Future’; Ouagadougou, 17-22 December 2014.

H Becker & A Alhourani (2014); ‘A Genealogy of Resistance: Contemporary Muslim Artists in Cape Town’; 13th Biannual Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA); Tallinn (Estonia), 31st July – 3rd August 2014.

H Becker (2014); ‘Against Trauma: Silence, victimhood, and (photo-)voice in northern Namibia; Silence after Violence: Mass atrocities and their aftermaths; An International Workshop sponsored by the Institute for Reconciliation and Justice, the University of the Free State and the Holocaust Studies Center, The University of Vermont; May 22 & 23, 2014, Bloemfontein.

H Becker (2014); ‘Reflections on auto-photography and mediation’; Workshop on visual research methodologies. KU Leuven, 22 March 2014.

H Becker (2013); ‘Anthropology from the South: Mutuality and the peripheral point of view’. Anthropology Southern Africa annual conference, 6-8 September 2013, University of the Witwatersrand.

H Becker & C Oliphant (2013); ‘A hip-hopera in Cape Town: Performance, aesthetics, and the everyday of re-proclaiming Afrikaans’. Heritage, Performance and the Everyday. 23-25 January 2013, UWC & UCT; also presented at 5th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS), 27-29 June 2013, Lisbon and Anthropology Southern Africa (ASnA) annual conference, Rhodes U, June 2014.

H Becker (2011); ‘Home Spaces, Bush and Borderlands: History and memories of the liberation war in northern Namibia’; 4th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS), 15-18 June 2011, Uppsala.

H Becker (2010); ‘/Ae//Gams: The aesthetics of performing heritage in an urban cultural festival in Windhoek, Namibia’. Presented at “Sensational Heritage: fashioning Culture, Styling the Past, Stimulating the Senses” conference, University of Ghana, Legon, 27-29 April 2010.

H Becker (2010); ‘The shifting politics of memory, culture and nationalism in northern Namibia, 1990-2010’. “Continuities and Dislocations: 50 Years of African Independence”, conference of the German Association for African Studies (VAD), Mainz, Germany, 7-11 April 2010.

H Becker (2009); “Diverse cultures – one vision”: the politics of authentication in an urban cultural festival in Windhoek, Namibia. “Urban Worlds”. Anthropology Southern Africa annual conference, 4-7 October 2009, University of Johannesburg.

H Becker (2009/10); ‘Memory and its malcontents: The Namibian national Heroes’ Acre’. AEGIS/European Conference for African Studies, Leipzig, Germany, 4-7 June 2009. And at: “Shaping the Heritage Landscape: Perspectives from East and southern Africa”, Workshop, 5-6 May 2010, The British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.

H Becker (2009); Nollywood in Urban Southern Africa: Nigerian video films and their audiences in Cape Town and Windhoek. Presented at:“Nollywood and Beyond: Transnational Dimensions of the African Video Industry”; international conference, Mainz, Germany, 13-16 May 2009. and at: ‘Re-imagining postcolonial futures: knowledge transactions and contests of culture in the African present’ conference, UWC, 8-11 July 2009

H Becker (2008); ‘Negotiating Culture in Contemporary South Africa: Photographic self-representations from the Cape Flats’. CODESRIA 12th General Assembly. Yaoundé, Cameroon, 07-11 December 2008. (invited paper)

H Becker (2008);’”We all belong to different cultures – We all speak Mxit”: The politics of culture and identity among university students in contemporary South Africa’. Anthropology Southern Africa 2008 annual conference: Anthropology in Southern Africa, and beyond: Connections & transformations. University of the Western Cape, August 31-September 3, 2008.

H Becker (2008); ‘Discourses of culture and identity in contemporary South Africa’. VAD & SGAS Conference: Frontiers and Passages. Freiburg & Basel, May 14-17, 2008.

H Becker (2008); ‘“We remember Cassinga”. Political Ritual, Memory, and Citizenship in Northern Namibia’. VAD & SGAS Conference: Frontiers and Passages. Freiburg & Basel, May 14-17, 2008.

H Becker (2007); ‘A Theoretical Exploration of Negotiating Culture In the Aftermath of Conflict: Towards a comparative study of South Africa, Namibia and Rwanda’. Anthropology Southern Africa Annual Conference 2007. Pretoria, University of Pretoria, 23-25 September 2007.

H Becker (2006); ‘Culture and mediation in contemporary South Africa: Photographic self-representations from the Cape Flats’. Presented at ‘Transcending Postcolonial Conditions: Towards Alternative Modernities’. Joint Conference comprising the annual conferences of Anthropology Southern Africa and the Pan African Anthropological Association and an Intercongress of The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. Cape Town, University of Cape Town, 3-7 December 2006.

H Becker (2006); “’How we see our culture”: Photographic self-representations from the Cape Flats, South Africa’. Workshop: ‘Negotiating Culture in the Context of Globalisation’. 3-7 April 2006, Saly/Dakar, Senegal.

H Becker (2005); ‘Autobiography, memory and gender. Reading Ellen Namhila, The Price of Freedom’. ‘Writing African Women. Poetics and Politics of African Gender Research’ conference, Bellville, University of the Western Cape, 19-22 January 2005.

H Becker (2003); ‘Sites of violence & memory. Mapping the Namibian Liberation war’. 5th Northeast Workshop on Southern Africa. Burlington, Vt. 5-7 September 2003.

H Becker (2003); ‘Imagining tradition & modernity. Sexuality and gender in southern African academic and popular discourse’. sex&secrecy conference, Johannesburg, WITS, 23-25 June 2003.

H Becker (2002); ‘”African Sexuality”, gender and the Aids discourse’. GRHPP Conference ‘Gender, Reproductive Health and Violence’, Cape Town, 19-21 June 2002.

H Becker (2002); ‘Constituting nation or contesting nationalism? Women’s struggles in Namibia, 1985-1989’. Conference, ‘Reconceptualising Democracy and Liberation in Southern Africa’, Windhoek, 11-13 July 2002.

H Becker (2001); ‘Living the postcolonial empirical. New perspectives on doing anthropology in Southern Africa’. Annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington D.C., 28 November – 2 December 2001.

H Becker (1999); ‘”Women in Power”. Gender and ‘traditional’ politics in northern Namibia, 1800-1997’. African Studies Association Conference in Philadelphia (U.S.A.), 11-14 November 1999.

H Becker (1996); ‘Researching Gender and Customary Law in Namibia’. ‘Researching Gender and the Law’. Conference hosted by the Gender Research Project, Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS), University of the Witwatersrand. Johannesburg (South Africa). 15-17 March 1996.

H Becker (1992); ‘Towards empowerment: gender, power and strategies of women in Namibia’. Paper presented at Namibia Peace Plan Conference on Women, Power and Violence. 16. Mai 1992. Windhoek.