John Comaroff

Hugh K. Foster Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, and Oppenheimer Research Fellow, Harvard University

Professor John Comaroff is a Hugh K. Foster Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, and an Oppenheimer Research Fellow, at Harvard University. He is also an Affiliated Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation. Before moving to Harvard in 2012, he was the Harold H. Swift Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. His authored and edited books include, with Professor Jean Comaroff, Of Revelation and Revolution (2 vols), Ethnography and the Historical Imagination, Modernity and its Malcontents, Civil Society and the Political Imagination in Africa, Millennial Capitalism and the Culture of Neoliberalism, Law and Disorder in the Postcolony, Ethnicity, Inc., Zombięs et frontięres à ère neoliberale, Theory from the South: or, how Euro-America is evolving toward Africa, The Truth about Crime, and The Politics of Custom: Chiefship, Capital, and the State in Contemporary Africa.