NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Kylie Thomas

­­­Kylie Thomas is a Research Associate at the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice at the University of the Free State, South Africa. “Amsterdam’s ‘Hunger Winter’ and the Photographs of Emmy Andriesse.”

Kylie Thomas received her PhD from the University of Cape Town in 2007 and has subsequently held several research fellowships and teaching positions in South Africa. She is the author of Impossible Mourning: HIV/AIDS and Visuality after apartheid (2014). While she is at NIOD she will conduct research on the Hunger Winter in the Netherlands and the photographs taken in Amsterdam in 1944-1945 by Dutch photographer Emmy Andriesse. This will form part of her current book project on photography and resistance that focuses on the work of some of the most significant women photographers of the last century.