Skye Tinevimbo Chirape
ISLA Panel of Experts
A member of the hub for decolonial feminist Psychologies in Africa at the University of Cape Town, Skye R Tinevimbo Chirape is a Forensic Psychology scholar and currently a PhD candidate. Her research investigates broader issues surrounding structural violence, and the ongoing conversation on the politics of migration and borders of gender and sexuality. Previously, Skye has worked for the UK criminal justice system specialising in sexual offending and intimate partner violence. In the recent years Skye’s academic and community work has focused on the conversation of trauma, decolonising work on trauma, healing / healing justice, collective healing and holding space within black LGBTIQ+ and refugee communities. In 2018, Skye’s MSc in Forensic research; “He was treated like a criminal”. Evaluating the impact of detention related trauma on LGBTI refugees, was published. In 2014 she was identified as one of 15 Britain based women campaigners making changes in the world and published in the book, Here We Stand: Women changing the world. In collaborating with other artists and organisations, Skye has also used visual activism to examine geopolitical issues, and curated exhibitions in London including taking part in the 10th Berlin Biennale performance and an exchange with an artist at the Tate Modern gallery.