John Comaroff

John Comaroff

Hugh K. Foster Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, Oppenheimer Fellow in African Studies
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John Comaroff is Professor of African and African-American Studies and Anthropology, and Oppenheimer Research Scholar, at Harvard University. Before joining the Department of African and African American Studies, John Comaroff was the Harold H. Swift Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, Honorary Professor of Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, and Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation. His current research in South Africa is on crime, policing, and the workings of the state, on democracy and difference, and on postcolonial politics. His authored and edited books include, with Jean Comaroff, Of Revelation and Revolution (2 vols), Ethnography and the Historical ImaginationModernity and its MalcontentsCivil Society and the Political Imagination in Africa, Millennial Capitalism and the Culture of NeoliberalismLaw and Disorder in the PostcolonyEthnicity, Inc.,  Zombies et Frontières A l'Ere Néolibérale, and Theory from the South: or, how Euro-America is evolving toward Africa.

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[with J. Comaroff] Theory from the South: A Rejoinder. In A Forum on Theory from the South: How Euro-America is Evolving Toward Africa, Cultural Anthropology, March 2, 2012

[with J. Comaroff] Etnografia e imaginação histórica. Translated by Iracema Dulley and Olivia Janequine. Proa: Revista de Antropologia e Arte 1(2), November

Interview with Jean and John Comaroff, Interviews With Leading Thinkers, Kalman Applebaum (interviewer)

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