Alexandra Sutherland is the Creative Arts in Activism Co-ordinator in the Centre. She has worked in community arts and activism throughout her career. She was a lecturer in the Rhodes University Drama department from 2001- 2017, where she taught theatre for social and political change, post-colonial and South African theatre and feminist performance. Her artistic and research projects have included a long-term theatre project with street-involved youth, and a theatre project with male inmates at Grahamstown correctional facility which uses theatre and performance for self-representation and political expression. She has worked closely with student movements and cultural activists in the Eastern Cape and is passionate about the possibilities of the creative and performing arts for political expression.