The Effects of Race

The STIAS Effects of Race project (EoR) project will address major gaps in our knowledge on race thinking and racialism. The project is informed by the need for further research and reflection on “race,” especially in the context of contesting visions for a democratic South Africa. EoR will catalyze innovative and imaginative approaches to ‘finding race’ and dealing with the “everydayness of race,” in order that the “reality” of race can be eroded. Thus, the primary goal of the EoR project is to inform social change through challenging and undermining existing notions of racial difference. The research work conducted under EoR will include individual and group projects undertaken by STIAS Fellows and by select outside scholars who successfully proposed projects for support under the initiative. The current roster of EoR researchers includes sociologists, philosophers, writers, lawyers, theologians, psychologists, anthropologists, and educators.

Project leader(s):
  • Nina Jablonski (Department of Anthropology, Penn State University)
  • Gerhard Maré (School of Built Environment and Development Studies, University of Kwazulu-Natal)
STIAS fellow(s):
  • Norman Duncan (University of Pretoria)
  • Mikael Hjerm (Umeå University)
  • Chabani Manganyi (University of Pretoria)
  • Njabulo Ndebele (University of Cape Town)
  • Barney Pityana (College of the Transfiguration; formerly UNISA)
  • Crain Soudien (University of Cape Town)
  • Göran Therborn (Cambridge & Linnaeus)
  • Visiting scholar: George Chaplin (Penn State University)
  • Visiting scholar: Zimitri Erasmus (University of Witwatersrand)

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