1963-2018 - 55 years of Research for Social Change

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Rita Kesselring

Former Collaborating Researcher

At the time of collaboration, Rita Kesselring was a senior lecturer at the Chair of Social Anthropology, University of Basel, Switzerland and leader of the project “Valueworks: Effects of Financialization along the Copper Value Chain”. She currently works on new mining towns in Zambia’s Northwestern Province, making visible the interconnection between global extractivism, commodity trade and urban life at the site of resource extraction. Her monograph Bodies of Truth: Law, Memory and Emancipation (Stanford University Press 2017) is an ethnography on apartheid victims in South Africa and globally entangled system of human rights abuses. She is also co-editor of the journal Anthropology Southern Africa