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Professor Antony Bogues

Honorary Professor, CAS

Anthony Bogues is the Asa Messer professor of Humanities and Critical Theory, Professor of Africana Studies and African and African Diasporic Art at   Brown University where he is the inaugural director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice.  He is also a curator and has done major shows in the South Africa and the USA.  He is the co – director of the international curatorial project, which reframes the global history of slavery and the creation of modernity …. The World we made together. The author of six books he is working on a volume on black critical theory about the question of freedom and the human in the modern world. He is also the co-director of the international project, Reframing the History of Political Thought and is currently editing a reader on the History of Haitian Art.  His current book is From Slave Petitions to Black Lives Matter and Rhodes Must Fall:  Black Radical Political Thought: A Reader (Pluto: 2017)

Professor Allison Drew

Honorary Professor, CAS

Allison Drew has a BA in Economics from New York University, and an MA in African Area Studies, an MA in Political Science and a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has been a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, a visiting associate at the Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, an honorary research fellow at the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, University of York and a visiting fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford. Her research has examined the movement for democracy in South Africa, especially the changing relationship between socialism, nationalism and the state and the interactions between national and international movements.

Paul Dubow

Professor Saul Dubow

Honorary Professor, CAS

Professor Saul Dubow, currently Professor of History at Cambridge University, grew up in South Africa and studied at the universities of Cape Town and Oxford. He has taught at the universities of Sussex and Queen Mary, London. 

His teaching and research concentrates on the history of modern South Africa from the early-nineteenth century to the present. He has published widely on the development of racial segregation and apartheid. Dubow is best known for his seminal works on Colonial science and knowledge (racial segregation and apartheid; the history of race, eugenics, nationalism and ethnicity). Of his well known works are:  Racial Segregation and the Origins of Apartheid in Twentieth Century South Africa, 1919-36 (London, 1989); Scientific Racism in Modern South Africa (Cambridge, 1995);  A Commonwealth of Knowledge: Science, Sensibility and White South Africa 1820-2000 (Oxford, 2006); South Africa’s Struggle for Human Rights (Johannesburg and Ohio, 2012) and Apartheid: 1948-1994 (Oxford, 2014)

Toyin Falola

Professor Toyin Falola

Honorary Professor, CAS

An African intellectual legend on both the continent and in the world, Professor Falola has recently celebrated the publication of his 100th book and is listed as the ‘who is who’ in books on Africa. Series editor of African Identities, Cambridge University Press, he has served as editor and editorial advisor of close to 50 publications.

Professor Gertrude Fester

Professor Gertrude Fester

Honorary Professor, CAS

Professor Fester was an anti-apartheid activist. She obtained her PhD at the London School of Economics in 2007. As an activist, Fester was a founding member of many women’s organisations, including the Gender Advocacy Programme and Women's Education & Artistic Voice Expression (WEAVE). She served on the board of eight non-governmental organisations, all of which promoted education and women’s rights. She has held some positions in over thirty organisations altogether.

Professor Mahmood Mamdani

Professor Mahmood Mamdani

Honorary Professor, CAS

Mamdani received his PhD from Harvard University and taught at the University of Dar-esSalaam. He is the founding director of the Centre for Basic Research in Kampala, Uganda (1987–96). Mamdani was president of the Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa from 1999 to 2002. He is the author of veritable and widely cited African Studies classics.

Professor Crain Soudien

Honorary Professor, CAS
crain.soudien@uct.ac.za

Professor Crain Soudien is former Deputy Vice Chancellor, UCT. He currently heads the HSRC.