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The department jointly houses the disciplines of Anthropology and Sociology.

We are passionate researchers and teachers who strive to critically understand the world we live in and to continuously challenge commonplace assumptions. We value curiosity, discussion and life-long learning. We are committed to offering our students inclusive and exciting experiences of learning and growth.

OUR LATEST NEWS

New editorial board of the international journal Political and Legal Anthropology

Dr Kelly Gillespie will form part of the new editorial board of the international journal Political and Legal Anthropology. The ...
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“Towards an Independent Anthropology at African Universities: Possibilities, Challenges and Trajectories”, the University of Cologne, 10-11 January 2019

Professor Heike Becker was recently an invited speaker at the workshop, “Towards an Independent Anthropology at African Universities: Possibilities, Challenges ...
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Position available — Professor/Associate Professor in Sociology

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology is looking for a sociologist at the level of Professor/Associate Professor with specialisation or research ...
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UWC Partnership with Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany

Sikelelwa Mashiyi, one of our Master's students in Anthropology, was the first exchange student to visit the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz ...
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Fascism? Populism? Democracy? Critical Theory in a Global Context—January 23-25, 2019 University of Brighton, UK

Dr. Kelly Gillespie from the Department of Anthropology and Sociology (UWC) will be a keynote speaker at the conference "Fascism? ...
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“Global 1968” by Heike Becker

This year has marked the 50th anniversary of the many and varied struggles, protests and uprisings that were led by ...
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Congratulations to our top performer students in the final year of Anthropology who have just returned from a field trip to Saldanha Bay!

Students, accompanied by the Postgraduate Coordinator Dr. Kelly Gillespie, visited four very different museums—the brand new West Coast Fossil Park, ...
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NEW POSTGRADUATE MODULE IN ANIMAL STUDIES — The closing date for application for funding is 31 January 2019!

Animals and the Environment - Soc 739/Soc839 The department is excited to announce the launch of a new post-graduate module in ...
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A NEW MEMBER OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD of the JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES

Kelly Gillespie, who has become a member of the department this year, has recently been invited to join the International ...
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NEW PUBLICATION BY HEIKE BECKER

Congratulations to Heike Becker on her new publication entitled “Changing Urbanscapes: Colonial and Postcolonial Monuments in Windhoek” in the Nordic ...
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