Prof. Dr Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is South African National Research Foundation Chair for Historical Trauma and Memory and Professor and Chair of Research in Transformation at Stellenbosch University. Her critically acclaimed book, A Human Being Died that Night: A Story of Forgiveness won the Alan Paton Award in South Africa, and the Christopher Award in the United States. The book has been published six times, including translations in Dutch, German and Italian, and has been transformed into a play that has been performed at theatres in London, New York, and Cape Town.
She has led workshops and seminars on historical trauma and responses to trauma internationally, including Caux Scholars Program in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding, University of Western Australia, Omega Institute in Holistic Studies, Rhinebeck New York.
Dr Kerstin Stellermann-Strehlow, medical doctor for child and adolescent psychiatry, is a specialist in the psychotherapy of trauma and has worked in many countries where trauma is prevalent, e.g. in South Africa, Kosovo, and Alaska. In Hamburg she is working at the Universitätsklinikum Eppendorf, where she is chief physician of a day care hospital for adolescents with drug addiction.
Prof. Dr Ruard Ganzevoort is head of the department Beliefs & Practices at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and teaches practical theology and spiritual care. He is also a member of the Senate at the Dutch parliament.
Dr Srdjan Sremac is a lecturer at the Faculty of Theology at VU University Amsterdam and the co-director of the Amsterdam Center for the Study of Lived Religion at the same university. He is also the co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Religion, Politics and Society in Novi Sad, Serbia. Srdjan’s broad research interests include lived religion, sexually related trauma and post-conflict reconciliation.