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Anne-Maria B. Makhulu, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies and Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship of Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Anne-Maria B. Makhulu

Anne-Maria Makhulu is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies and Core Faculty in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Duke University. Her research interests cover: Africa and more specifically South Africa, cities, space, globalization, political economy, neoliberalism, the anthropology of finance and corporations, as well as questions of aesthetics, including the literature of South Africa. Makhulu is co-editor of Hard Work, Hard Times: Global Volatility and African Subjectivities (2010) and the author of Making Freedom: Apartheid, Squatter Politics, and the Struggle for Home (2015). She is a contributor to Producing African Futures: Ritual and Reproduction in a Neoliberal Age (2004), New Ethnographies of Neoliberalism (2010), author of articles in Anthropological Quarterly and PMLA, special issue guest editor for South Atlantic Quarterly (115(1)) and special theme section guest editor for Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (36(2)). A new project, South Africa After the Rainbow (in preparation), examines the relationship between race and mobility in postapartheid South Africa and has been supported with an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Contact Info:
Office Location:  205 Friedl Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 668-5251
Email Address: send me a message
Web Pages:  https://duke.app.box.com/file/308314708902
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9505EFD91239F930A35752C0A9669D8B63

Teaching (Fall 2019):  (typical courses)

  • AAAS 503S.01, MOMENTS IN BLACK THEORY Synopsis
    Friedl Bdg 204, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
    (also cross-listed as CULANTH 503S.01, ICS 504S.01, POLSCI 589S.01, RELIGION 503S.01)
  • CULANTH 590S.01, SEMINAR SELECTED TOPICS Synopsis
    SEE INSTRU, W 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Office Hours:

Fall 2018 Office Hours: Thursday 2:00PM – 4:00PM or by appointment
Location: Friedl Building (East Campus), Room 201E

Education:

Ph.D.University of Chicago2003
M.A.University of Chicago1996
B.A.Columbia University1994
Specialties:

Africa
Post Colonialism
Neoliberalism
Globalization
Urban Anthropology
Political Economy
Finance
Social Movements
Culture Theory
Research Interests: Africa, Political Economy, Space, Cities

Anne-Maria Makhulu is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Duke University. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2003. Her research interests cover: Africa and more specifically South Africa, cities, space, globalization, political economy, occult economies, neoliberalism, Marxism, anthropology of finance, as well as questions of aesthetics, including the literature and cinema of South Africa. She recently completed work on a book manuscript entitled "The Geography of Freedom: Revolution and the South African City" (under review). The project examines the status and meaning of the South African city under apartheid and immediately after the transition to democracy focusing on the ways in which matters of citizenship, labor, and race critically intersected with the “urban,” and thereby came to constitute it as a strategic space in which marginal subjects, specifically, the black metropolitan poor, sought to make claims on the apartheid state. Makhulu is a contributor to Producing African Futures: Ritual and Reproduction in a Neoliberal Age (2004), and New Ethnographies of Neoliberalism (2010). She is a co-editor of Hard Work, Hard Times: Global Volatility and African Subjectivities (2010).

Areas of Interest:

Africa, US

Keywords:

Applied anthropology • Business anthropology • Cities • cities, Marxism, Neoliberalism, postcoloniality, South Africa, the global South, finance • Corporations • Culture • Design Research • finance • Finance • Geography • Globalization • Labor • Marxism • neoliberalism • Neoliberalism • Political economy • postcolonialism • Postcolonialism • Race • Social Mobility • Social movements • Social theory • urban anthropology • Urban Anthropology

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Can Evren  
  • Can Evren  
  • Christina Tekie  
  • Matthew Sebastian  
  • Samuel J Shearer  
  • Patrick W Galbraith  
  • Layla Brown-Vincent  
  • Tamar Shirinian  
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. with Makhulu, A-M; Buggenhagen, BA; Jackson, S, Hard Work, Hard Times: Global Volatility and African Subjectivities, The University of California International and Area Studies Digital Collection, (also published in hardcopy) (2010), pp. 240 pages pages, University of California Press [24b027x0]  [abs]
  2. Makhulu, A-M, The Search for Economic Sovereignty, in Hard Work, Hard Times: Global Volatility and African Subjectivities, The University of California International and Area Studies Digital Collection, (also published in hardcopy), edited by Makhulu, A-MB; Buggenhagen, BA; Jackson, S (2010), pp. 28-47, University of California Press, ISBN 9780520098749 [24b027x0]  [abs]
  3. Makhulu, A-M, The Question of Freedom: Post-Emancipation South Africa in a Neoliberal Age, in Ethnographies of Neoliberalism, edited by Greenhouse, CJ (2010), pp. 131-145, University of Pennsylvania Press, ISBN 0812241924  [abs]
  4. Makhulu, A-M, Poetic Justice: Xhosa Idioms and Moral Breach in Post-Apartheid South Africa, in Producing African Futures: Ritual and Reproduction in a Neoliberal Age, Studies of Religion in Africa, edited by Weiss, B, vol. 26 (2004), pp. 229-261, Brill Press
  5. Makhulu, AM, The "dialectics of toil": Reflections on the politics of space after apartheid, Ethics of Scale: Relocating Politics After Liberation, edited by Jesse Weaver Shipley, Anthropological Quarterly, vol. 83 no. 3 (Summer, 2010), pp. 551-580, Johns Hopkins University Press, ISSN 0003-5491 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
Conferences Organized

  • The Social Coordinates of Illness in Postcolonial Africa, Conference Organizer, October 03, 2008 - October 04, 2008  

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