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About Franco Barchiesi

Franco Barchiesi, Ph.D. (b. Senigallia, Italy, 1968)
BA 1991 (Bologna); BA-Hons, MA 1997 (Witwatersrand); PhD 2006 (Witwatersrand).
NEW BOOK: Franco Barchiesi (2011), "Precarious Liberation: Workers, the State, and Contested Social Citizenship in Postapartheid South Africa" (Albany: State University of New York Press).
WINNER - 2012 CLR James Award of the Working Class Studies Association
My research interests are in the study of African labor movements, with particular regard to Southern Africa, in relation to changing forms of employment, collective identities, civil society, social movements, social policy, and social citizenship. On these issues I have recently edited (with Tom Bramble) a book on "Rethinking the Labour Movement in the 'New South Africa'" (London: Ashgate, 2003).
Past work experience: 1996-2002: Lecturer, Dept of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; 2002-2005: Assistant Professor, African Studies, University of Bologna, Italy.


Present Dept. of African-American & African Studies, The Ohio State University
Present Associate Professor, The Ohio State University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

South Africa, Labor Movements, Social Citizenship, Postcolonial Studies, and Social Movements

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Articles (17)

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Unpublished Papers (13)