Anne-Maria B. Makhulu completed a master’s and a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree at Columbia University before that. She is currently an associate professor of cultural anthropology and African & African American studies at Duke. Makhulu is the author of Making Freedom: Apartheid, Squatter Politics, and The Struggle for Home and co-editor of Hard Work, Hard Times: Global Volatility and African Subjectivities. She has several journal special issues to her name, as well as peer review articles, essays, and book chapters in flagship publications. A frequent speaker at conferences in the US and internationally, Makhulu is increasingly known for her public-digital scholarship. She serves as core faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Duke, has a secondary appointment in Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, and is a research associate in the School of Social Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Read more.