Anne-Maria B. Makhulu

Associate Professor in the Department of Cultural Anthropology
Associate Professor of African and African American Studies
Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies
Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies
Associate Professor in Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies
Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Anne-Maria Makhulu is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies and Core Faculty in Innovation and Entrepreneurship 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 for Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (36(2)). A new project, South Africa After the Rainbow (in preparation), examines the relationship between race and mobility in postapartheid South Africa and has been supported with an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Education

  • Ph.D., The University of Chicago (2003)
  • Ph.D., University of Chicago (2003)
  • M.A., University of Chicago (1996)
  • M.A., The University of Chicago (1996)
  • B.A., Columbia University (1994)

Mailing Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708

Street / Delivery Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
140 Science Drive
Gross Hall, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27708

919-613-1305