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.
principle research interests have been in the critique of development and modernity, agrarian change, the post-colonial state, ethnicity, race, sexuality and soccer.
most longstanding research site has been in northwest Zimbabwe, but he
has also undertaken field research in Bangladesh, Botswana, Tanzania and South Africa.