Writer in Residence, 2019
Felix Kaputu was a former writer in residence of the New York Artist Safe Haven Residency Program, during which he taught in Fordham University’s English Department. Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has worked at universities around the world since 1988, including in Africa, the USA, Japan, and Belgium. He has written six books on topics such as HIV/AIDS and women’s rights in Africa, as well as a number of works of fiction. His research focuses on comparative literature, gender studies, religion and shamanism, cultural connections, and social identity construction patterns in global perspectives. In 2016, he was an ICORN fellow in Poland and then was hosted for two years by Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil.