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Professor and Head

School of Social Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand

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  • doctorate , Anthropology
    McGill University
  • Anthropology and in School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
    Yale University
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ABOUT THE RESEARCHERS, 20 July 2014 [cached]
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.
How to Contact Agrarian Studies, 2 July 2004 [cached]
Eric Worby, Acting Director, spring term
Faculty - Study Human Rights in South Africa - International Human Rights Exchange, 4 Dec 2012 [cached]
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.
From Enslavement to Environmentalism- Politics on a Southern African Frontier, 21 Jan 2010 [cached]
- Eric Worby, Yale University
Society for Cultural Anthropology, 1 May 2004 [cached]
Eric Worby (Yale U) Night of the Chikwambo: Promiscuous Sovereignty and the Democracy of Terror
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