Louise Viljoen is professor in the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch at the University of Stellenbosch. Her field of research is Afrikaans literature and Literary Theory with a special focus on postcolonialism, gender, identity and (auto-)biographical writing. She has compiled an anthology of Afrikaans poetry Poskaarte. Beelde van die Afrikaanse poësie sedert 1960 (1998) with colleague Ronel Foster as well as a selection of poetry by Barend Toerien Om te onthou (2006). She has also published a book on the work of Antjie Krog, Ons ongehoorde soort. Beskouings oor die werk van Antjie Krog (2009). She is on the editorial board of several literary journals, writes book reviews for newspapers, acts as reader for publishers and regularly adjudicates literary prizes.