Assoc. Professor Sharad Chari

Sharad Chari is Associate Professor at the Centre for Indian Studies and the Department of Anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has a PhD in Geography from the University of California at Berkeley, after which he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Michigan Society of Fellows at the University of Michigan.  He has taught in the Anthropology and History Departments at Michigan, the School of Development Studies at UKZN in Durban, Geography and Environment at the LSE, and Metropolitan Studies at NYU’s London campus.  An ethnographer who uses tools from geography, social anthropology and history, his research has ranged from work politics and trajectories of capital, to state racisms and the biopolitics of segregation.  He is the author of Fraternal Capital (2004, Stanford), co-editor of The Development Reader (2008, Routledge), and is completing a monograph currently called Apartheid Remains.  He is an associate editor of the journal Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, and has published in various places including Comparative Studies in Society and History, Radical History Review, The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, African Studies, Historical Materialism, World Development and The South Atlantic Quarterly.

Sharad.Chari@wits.ac.za