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Nature, Power and Race: Reflections on South Africa's Kruger National Park

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2020. 12:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Zoom
Workshop: 
Producing Knowledge In and Of Africa
Meeting Description: 

A conversation with Jacob Dlamini about his new book, Safari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National Park. Stanford PhD student in anthropology Venolia Rabodiba, will moderate the discussion.

Jacob Dlamini, assistant professor of history at Princeton University, is a historian of Africa, with an interest in precolonial, colonial, and postcolonial African history. He obtained a PhD from Yale University in 2012 and is also a graduate of Wits University in South Africa and Sussex University in England. Jacob held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Barcelona, Spain, from November 2011 to April 2015, and was a visiting scholar at Harvard University from August 2014 to May 2015. A qualified field guide, Jacob is also interested in comparative and global histories of conservation and national parks. He is the author of two recent monographs: Safari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National Park (2020) and The Terrorist Album: Apartheid’s Insurgents, Collaborators, and the Security Police (2020).

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