Dr Tim Gibbs
Tim Gibbs lectures in African History.
His first book, Mandela’s Kinsmen: Nationalist elites and apartheid’s first Bantustan (Currey/Jacana, 2014), provides a new interpretation of the relationship between ethnicity and nationalism during the decades of insurgency in southern Africa.
He is currently working on a research project that looks at how the transformation of patterns of migration collapsed apartheid patterns of spatial segregation. This research has been undertaken in conjunction with the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and funded by the South African National Research Foundation.
He also intends to start a project on state formation in rural Africa, focusing specifically on South Africa’s, poorest, rural hinterlands.
Qualifications & memberships of professional bodies
|2010||DPhil||University of Oxford|
|2003||MA||University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban|
|2001||BA||University of Cambridge|
|HIST2421 African Cities - Past and Present|
|HIST2900 Rewriting Apartheid|
|Mail & Guardian||11 Jul 14||Bantustans are dead - long live the Bantustans|
|Mail & Guardian||11 Jul 14||A powerful elite traces its roots to bonds formed at mission schools|