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Lerato Machetela


Lerato Machetela is a registered/licensed clinical psychologist. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Psychology under the supervision of Prof.Dr. Stef Craps (Ghent University) and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (Stellenbosch University). Her research titled “Intergenerational trauma in Jagersfontein”, stems from her work as a clinical psychologist in Jagersfontein, where she established a Gumboots dance group as a psychoedutainment program for the male youth in the community. The positive impact of using arts-based method with the youth inspired her to further explore the use of other arts-based method in research. Thus, in her study, Lerato uses photovoice – an arts-based method – as a research methodology. Through her research, Lerato seeks to highlights the usefulness of broadening the conceptualization of trauma to include how trauma is not only “post” but often manifests as a continuous lived reality for those living under conditions of humiliation and depravity.


Department of Literary Studies / Room 130.029PICTURE
Ghent University
Blandijnberg 2
9000 Ghent
Tel: +32 (0)9 264 36 55
Fax: +32 (0)9 264 41 79