About Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson is a historian with research interests in gender, political cultures and cultural politics, human rights and Southern Africa, and currently a Research Associate on the European Research Council funded project Understanding Institutional Change: A Gender Perspective. Her doctorate in history was gained from the University of Sheffield in 2010 for her thesis titled, ‘Making History, Gendering Youth: Young Women in South Africa’s Liberation Struggles from 1976’.

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Imagining pasts and futures: the Indian Parliament Murals and South Africa’s Keiskamma Tapestry

The tapestry and the murals are part of the complex and multi-layered ‘archi-texture’ of the parliamentary buildings, which continue to echo with older articulations of power and what the nation is and should be.

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