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Yolanda  Van der Vyver

Yolanda Van der Vyver

Emory Halle Fulbright Distinguished Chair South Africa

Areas of Expertise

South African history and theory of architecture; how the powers of law, state and church create public space

Curriculum Vitae

    Yolanda van der Vyver is the 2021 Emory Halle Fulbright Distinguished Chair South Africa. She holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of the Free State, and a Masters degree in Architecture and an Honours in French from the University of Pretoria. She has been a practicing architect since 1996 and is a founding member of Y+K Architects. She completed the Fellowship Exam of the Association of Arbitrators and is a member of both the International and the African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS and ACLARS). She started attending the annual ACLARS conferences, which is held in a different African country ever year, in 2016 and has contributed to every annual ACLARS publication since 2017. She is currently the Copy Editor of the South African Journal of Art History, in which she has published various peer-reviewed articles. Her interests include interdisciplinary study and the convergence of law, religion and architecture.