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Senior Lecturer, Department of Political and International Studies, Rhodes University

Dr Mandisi Majavu is a senior lecturer in the department. His current research explores the racial politics of the settler colonies of South Africa from the 19th century into the recent past. His research ranges widely across political histories of race in settler societies such as Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Dr Majavu’s current philosophical research is on race, and, in particular, is focused on the question of race and liberalism, as well as the critical theorization of anti-blackness in the 21st century. He is author of the book ‘Uncommodified Blackness’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).


  • –present
    Senior lecturer, Rhodes University


  • 2016 
    University of Auckland, New Zealand, PhD Sociology