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- African Studies Program
- IU Bloomington
Global and International Studies Building, 3077
Dr. Betty Dlamini is an expert in theater arts. Her research interest is interdisciplinary, including Southern African Performance Arts and Development, Women and Gender, Comparative Cultures, and IsiZulu. As a creative writer she has published over 32 works including the Macmillan Grand Prize winning Siswati novel, Umsamaliya Lolungile (2008), Qhu Lafa Igula featured in the Sibusiso Nyembezi-Heinemann Award-winning Short Story Anthology (1990). She has done Zulu-English translations for BBC Channel 4 and Amnesty International (UK). She translated the Rough Aunties, a documentary that won the Grand Jury Prize in the 'World Cinema — Documentary' category at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. She is a Fellow of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, she is an alumni of the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (PhD-2008); Sussex University (MA-2002); University of South Africa (BA Honors-2001) and University of Swaziland (B, Ed-1998). Her latest highlight is the Indiana University Statewide Presidential Award, the Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET), 2018. Her global initiatives include conduction workshops for teachers of English in Rwanda as part of the Books and Beyond Program.