Michael Löwy and Eleni Varikas are in Cape Town for a speaking tour, organised by the Abdulhay Ahmed Saloojee Memorial Trust

Tuesday 9 April 4 – 7 pm

Lecture and Discussion: The Relevance of the Cuban Revolution Today
– Michael Löwy
Venue: Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education, 1 Batten Lane and Main Road, Mowbray

Wednesday 10 April 6 – 8:30pm

Public Seminar: Gender, Race and Class and Identity Politics
– Eleni Varikas
Venue: WWMP – Isivivana Centre, 8 Mzala Street Khayelitsha
(opposite Home Affairs

Thursday 11 April 11am – 4pm

Workshop: Eco-socialism and the Just Transition – Michael Löw
Venue: AIDC, 129 Rochester Road, Observatory

Thursday 11 April 12:30 – 2pm

Lecture and Discussion: Gender, Race and Class and Identity Politics – Eleni Varikas
Venue: 1E & G Rooms, School of Government, University of the Western Cape


Michael Löwy is a French-Brazilian Marxist sociologist and philosopher. He is emeritus research director in social sciences at the French National Center of Scientific Research and lectures at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris, France. He is the author of books on Karl Marx, Che Guevara, Liberation Theology, György Lukács, Walter Benjamin, Lucien Goldmann and Franz Kafka.

Eleni Varikas is a University Lecturer in Political Science at Universite Paris 8. Her research topics include gender and modern political theory, difference plurality exclusion in universalistic legitimation systems, and hierarchical categorization. She serves on the editorial boards of Powers. French Review of Constitutional and Political Studies; Gender and History; Political Reasons; and Les Cahiers du Genre.


Michael Löwy and Eleni Varikas visit Bush Radio