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John Comaroff

John Comaroff is an ABF Affiliated Research Professor and Professor of African and African-American Studies and Anthropology 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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