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Director, Humanities Graduate Centre and Professor of Anthropology

University of the Witwatersrand

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University of the Witwatersrand

1 Jan Smuts Avenue

Braamfontein, 2001

South Africa

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Director, Humanities Graduate Centre and Professor of Anthropology

Wits University

Affiliations

Senate Academic Freedom Committee Chairperson, Professor
Wits University

Senior Fellow
Yale Centre for International

Education

Anthropology and in School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Yale University

doctorate

Anthropology

McGill University

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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.


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

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Eric Worby

Head, School of Social Sciences


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

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Eric Worby

Head, School of Social Sciences


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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.

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