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Professor and Holder of the South African Research Chair in Social Policy, University of South Africa

Jimi Adesina is a Professor of Sociology and holds the South African Research Chair in Social Policy at the College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA). In 2005, he was elected to the Academy of Science of South Africa. Before moving to UNISA, he was Professor of Sociology at Rhodes University and the University of the Western Cape. From 2002 to 2008 he served on the Executive Committee of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). From 2004 to 2006 he was president of the South African Sociological Association.

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Research Professor, University of South Africa
  • 2011–2013
    Professor, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • 2005–2011
    Professor, Rhodes University, South Africa
  • 2001–2004
    Associate Professor, Rhodes University, South Africa
  • 1994–2000
    Senior lecturer, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • 1988–1994
    Lecturer, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • 1983–1988
    Assistant Lecturer, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Education

  • 1988 
    University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, PhD
  • 1982 
    University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, Master (Industrial & Labour Relations)
  • 1979 
    University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, BSc (Hons)

Publications

  • 2020
    Children on the Edge, Child Indicators Research
  • 2020
    Policy Merchandising and Social Assistance in Africa, Development and Change
  • 2019
    Solutions, exclusion and influence, Critical Social Policy
  • 2018
    The Development of Africa, Springer
  • 2018
    Gender, Poverty and Inequality in the aftermath of Zimbabwe's Land Reform, Journal of International Women's Studies
  • 2017
    Remittances and Household Welfare in Nigeria, African Population Studies
  • 2017
    Remittances and Kinship Networks of International Migrants in Nigeria, Journal of Anthropological Research
  • 2015
    Return to a wider vision of social policy, South African Review of Sociology
  • 2014
    Human Security and the Challenge of Inclusive Development, Zaria Journal of Sociology
  • 2013
    Bernard Makhosezwe Magubane: an intellectual appreciation, South African Review of Sociology
  • 2011
    Beyond the social protection paradigm, Canadian Journal of Development Studies
  • 2010
    Reappropriating Matrifocality, African Sociological Review
  • 2009
    Social Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa, International Journal of Social Welfare
  • 2008
    Archie Mafeje and the Pursuit of Endogeny, Africa Development
  • 2007
    Social Policy in sub-Saharan African Context, Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2006
    Africa and Development Challenges in the New Millennium, Zed Press
  • 2006
    Sociology, endogeneity and the challenge of transformation, African Sociological Review
  • 2006
    When is 'techno-talk' a fatal distraction?, Africa Development
  • 2006
    Global trend in higher education reform, Journal of Higher Education in Africa
  • 2006
    Sociology beyond despair, South African Review of Sociology
  • 2005
    Realising the Vision, African Sociological Review
  • 2004
    NEPAD and the Challenge of Africa's Development, Society in Transition
  • 2002
    Sociology and Yoruba Studies, African Sociological Review
  • 2002
    Currents and Perspectives in Sociology, Malthouse Press
  • 2000
    Income Distribution and Inequality, African Sociological Review
  • 1994
    Labour in the explanation of an African crisis, Codesria Book Series

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    South African Research Chair in Social Policy
    Role:
    84180
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation of South Africa

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Science of South Africa
  • Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
  • South African Sociological Association
  • World Economic Association
  • Nigerian Economic Society
  • International Sociological Association