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Rachel King

Research Interests

Archaeologies of the recent and contemporary past in southern Africa, particularly in marginal environments, and addressing the construction of epistemic categories such as disorder, outlaws, resistance, and heritage through innovative methodological and theoretical frameworks.

Professional History & Affiliations

  • 2015-18: Co-Investigator on African Origins Platform Grant, South African National Research Foundation, ‘Changing hunter-gatherer lifeways in the southern Maloti-Drakensberg’
  • 2015-17: Smuts Research Fellow in African Studies, Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge
  • 2015: Claude Leon Postdostoral Fellow, Rock Art Research Inst., University of the Witwatersrand
  • 2013-2014, 2016-present: Honorary Research Fellow, Rock Art Research Inst., Univ. of the Witwatersrand
  • 2012-2013: Visiting Lecturer and Research Affiliate, National University of Lesotho
  • 2015-present: Member, Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists
  • 2011-present: Member, Society of Africanist Archaeologists

Educational Background

  • 2014: DPhil in Archaeology, University of Oxford. Thesis title: Voluntary Barbarians of the Maloti-Drakensberg: The BaPhuthi Chiefdom, Cattle Raiding, and Colonial Rule in the Nineteenth-Century Maloti-Drakensberg
  • 2010: MSt. World Archaeology, University of Oxford
  • 2009: BA in Archaeology and Anthropology, Stanford University

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