My primary research interests lie in the mediation of subject formation in social life as well as in theory. I have cultivated an interdisciplinary perspective which crosses the disciplines of anthropology, philosophy, sociology and psychology. My research foci, broadly, lies in embodiment: its experience, discursive formation, institutional mediations and theoretical configurations. More specifically, I am interested in the production of knowledge, gender, race, disability, citizenship and visual culture.

For my PhD research, I am exploring disability from a decolonial feminist perspective.

Called to Song, my debut novel, was published in 2018.


Select Recent Publications

Mohamed, K. (forthcoming) Pedagogies of betrayal: a meditation on internalised racism. In Benita Moolman & Nadia Sanger (eds) African feminist perspectives on race, racism and ethnicity: an anthology. Modjaji: South Africa.

Mohamed, K. (2018) Disability Matters! South African Labour Bulletin, July/August: 30-32.

Mohamed, K. (2018) Called to Song: a novel. Kwela: South Africa.

Mohamed, K. & Shefer, T. (2015) Gendering Disability and Disabling Gender: a critical reflection on intersections of gender and disability. Agenda, 29(2): 1-12. (Special Issue – Guest edited with Tamara Shefer)

Mohamed, K. (2012) Who is the Southern African anthropologist? Anthropology Southern Africa, 35(3&4): 111-112.

Mohamed, K. & Ratele, K. (2012) Where my Dad was from he was quite a respected man. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, Special Issue: Narratives, Nostalgia, Nationhood, 18(3): 282-293.

Mohamed, K. (2011) Refashioning the local: black masculinity, class and clothing. Agenda, 25(4): 104-111



Mohamed, K. (2018) Critique of Black Reason by Achille Mbembe transl. Laurent

Dubois. Anthropology Southern Africa, 41 (3): 242-244.

Mohamed, K. (2017) A reflection on Paul Weinberg’s book ‘Traces and Tracks’, Anthropology Southern Africa, 40 (3):214-216.

Mohamed, K. (2016) Visual Interruptions: a reflection on ‘Thermal Optimum: time, intimacy and the elemental in the first thousand days of life’. Anthropology Southern Africa, 39(1):74-75.

Mohamed, K. (2015) Towards a contextual psychology of Disablism by Brian Watermeyer. Agenda, 29(2):141-143.