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Prof. Eric Worby

Director, Humanities Graduate Centre and Professor of Anthropology

Wits University

HQ Phone: (212) 371-8147

Wits University

P.O. Box 7101

New York, New York 10150

United States

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The University of the Witwatersrand Fund, Inc (Wits Fund, Inc) is dedicated to maintaining Wits as a great University by sustaining globally competitive standards of excellence in learning, teaching, and research. Wits Fund Inc identifies and selects caus ... more

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Background Information

Affiliations

Senior Fellow
Yale Centre for International

Education


Anthropology and in School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Yale University

doctorate
Anthropology
McGill University

Web References (12 Total References)


ABOUT THE RESEARCHERS

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Professor Eric Worby has been Professor and Head of the School of Social Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand since 2006. He earned his doctorate in Anthropology at McGill University, where he taught in the mid-1990s before spending a decade at Yale University with a joint appointment in Anthropology and in School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He also served for several semesters as Acting Director of the Program in Agrarian Studies and was a Senior Fellow at the Yale Centre for International and Area Studies. His principle research interests have been in the critique of development and modernity, agrarian change, the post-colonial state, ethnicity, race, sexuality and soccer. His most longstanding research site has been in northwest Zimbabwe, but he has also undertaken field research in Bangladesh, Botswana, Tanzania and South Africa.


Wits University PSC fully ...

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Wits University PSC fully backs the Wits11 in their intention to appeal the guilty verdict of count 5.The Wits University's verdict report quotes Wits University's Senate Academic Freedom Committee Chairperson, Professor Eric Worby, who said in paragraph 50: "The holding of the concert was contrary to the SRC decision [to boycott all Israeli academic and cultural events] and the University's support of the [Israeli sponsored] concert was a deliberate attempt to deny the validity of the SRC decision.


Faculty - Study Human Rights in South Africa - International Human Rights Exchange

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Eric Worby

Eric Worby is the head of the School of Social Sciences at Witwatersrand. His interests are extremely varied but include public culture; politics, sovereignty and the state; colonial and postcolonial development; agrarian transformation; race, ethnicity and nationalism; HIV/AIDS and sexuality; and art and material culture. He enjoys soccer in his spare time, as well as researching south Asia.


Faculty - Study Human Rights in South Africa - International Human Rights Exchange

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Eric Worby

Eric Worby is the head of the School of Social Sciences at Witwatersrand. His interests are extremely varied but include public culture; politics, sovereignty and the state; colonial and postcolonial development; agrarian transformation; race, ethnicity and nationalism; HIV/AIDS and sexuality; and art and material culture. He enjoys soccer in his spare time, as well as researching south Asia.


Go Home or Die Here: Violence, ...

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Go Home or Die Here: Violence, Xenophobia and the Reinvention of Difference in South Africa, edited by Shireen Hassim, Tawana Kupe and Eric Worby (Wits University Press), brings together contributions by a range of scholars based at Wits University who have been working to comprehend the contexts, causes and consequences of xenophobia.

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