Anne-Maria B. Makhulu

Overview

Anne-Maria Makhulu is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies 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 of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (36(2)). A new project, “Black and Bourgeois: Defining Race and Class After Apartheid,” examines the relationship between race and mobility in post-apartheid South Africa.

Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago 2003

  • M.A., University of Chicago 1996

  • B.A., Columbia University 1994

The New Financial Elite: Race, Mobility and Ressentiment After Apartheid awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2018

An Inquiry into Market Speculation in Johannesburg and New York awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2012

Southern Africa's Place-on-the-Continent, Africa's Place-in-the-World awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2008 to 2009

Makhulu, A-M. Making Freedom: Apartheid, Squatter Politics, and the Struggle for Home. Duke University Press, 2015. (Monograph)

Makhulu, A-M, Buggenhagen, BA, and Jackson, S. Hard Work, Hard Times: Global Volatility and African Subjectivities. University of California Press, 2010. (Edited Book) Open Access Copy

Makhulu, A-M. "The Debt Imperium: Relations of Owing After Apartheid." The Political Economy of Everyday Life in Africa (essays in honor of Jane I. Guyer). Ed. W Adebanwi. Witney, Oxfordshire: James Currey | Boydell & Brewer, 2017. (Chapter) Open Access Copy

Makhulu, A-M. "Gaining Ground: Squatters and the Right to the City (Accepted)." Enchantings: Modernity, Culture, and the State in Postcolonial Africa. Ed. T Olaniyan. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2017. (Chapter)

Makhulu, A-M, Buggenhagen, BA, and Jackson, S. "Introduction." Hard Work, Hard Times Global Volatility and African Subjectivities. Univ of California Press, November 2010. 1-27. (Introduction)

Makhulu, A-M. "The Question of Freedom: Post-Emancipation South Africa in a Neoliberal Age." Ethnographies of Neoliberalism. Ed. CJ Greenhouse. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010. 131-145. (Chapter) Open Access Copy

Makhulu, A-M. "The Search for Economic Sovereignty." Hard Work, Hard Times: Global Volatility and African Subjectivities. Ed. A-MB Makhulu, BA Buggenhagen, and S Jackson. University of California Press, 2010. 28-47. (Chapter)

Makhulu, A-M. "Poetic Justice: Xhosa Idioms and Moral Breach in Post-Apartheid South Africa." Producing African Futures: Ritual and Reproduction in a Neoliberal Age. Ed. B Weiss. Brill Press, 2004. 229-261. (Chapter) Open Access Copy

Makhulu, A-M. "Debt, Finance, and Securitization: The Economics, Politics, and Policing of #FeesMustFall (Submitted)." Race, Property, Debt. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. (Chapter)

Makhulu, A-M. "Afterword: Labour, Insecurity and Violence in South Africa." Journal of Southern African Studies 42.5 (September 2, 2016): 999-1003. Full Text Open Access Copy

Makhulu, AMB. "Introduction: Reckoning with apartheid the conundrum of working through the past." Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 36.2 (January 1, 2016): 256-262. Full Text Open Access Copy

Makhulu, A-M. "A Brief History of the Social Wage: Welfare before and after Racial Fordism." South Atlantic Quarterly 115.1 (January 2016): 113-124. Full Text Open Access Copy

Makhulu, A-M. "Introduction." SAQ: The South Atlantic Quarterly 115.1 (2016): 1-7. Full Text Open Access Copy

Anne-Maria Makhulu, . "The "Dialectics of Toil": Reflections on the Politics of Space after Apartheid." Anthropological Quarterly 83.3 (2010): 551-580. Full Text Open Access Copy

Makhulu, A-M. "Duress: Imperial Durability in Our Times by Ann Laura Stoler (Accepted)." Anthropological Quarterly Summer. (Review)

Makhulu, A-M. "The Time-Space of the Negative (In preparation)." Anthropology Southern Africa.

Makhulu, A-M, Allison, A, Amrute, S, Barchiesi, F, Bauer, A, Bhan, M, Fennell, C, Peterson, M, and Rajak, D. "Welfare (Accepted)." Ed. A-M Makhulu. SAQ: The South Atlantic Quarterly 115.1 (2016). (Special issue) Open Access Copy

Counihan, C, Graham, LV, Hoad, N, Makhubu, N, Makhulu, A-M, and Turner, RL. "Reckoning With Apartheid: The Conundrum of Working Through the Past (In preparation)." Ed. C Counihan and A-M Makhulu. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 36.2 (2016). (Special issue) Open Access Copy