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Achille Mbembe

Duke University and Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research

Achille Mbembe is a Visiting Professor of Romance Studies and Franklin Humanities Institute Research Scholar. He specializes in French; Decolonial and Post-colonial Studies; and Globalization, Postmodernity, Contemporaneity. Professor Mbembe also holds a position at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has written extensively in African history and politics.