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Prof. Jeremy Seekings

Jeremy Seekings is Professor of Political Studies and Sociology, former Director of the Centre for Social Science Research, and Interim Director of the new Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa. His work ranges across political science, sociology, history and economics. Most of his current research focuses on the politics of "who gets what" - and how this is affected by public policy - in Africa. His most recent book (with Nicoli Nattrass) is Poverty, Policy and Politics in South Africa (London, 2015 & Cape Town, 2016). He is interested in the interactions between humans and canids and how these shape social and economic change in areas such as the Karoo.