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Chair of Humanities, University of Johannesburg
Peter Vale, Chair of Humanities, University of Johannesburg
Peter Vale is Professor of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Chair of Politics Emeritus at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, and is Faculty. He is a Fellow of STIAS – the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study. Vale is the Co-Chair (with Jonathan Jansen) of a Consensus Panel looking into the future of the Humanities in South Africa. Professor Vale has published extensively in a number of fields – International Relations (and its theory), Politics, Social Theory, and on developments in higher education in South Africa especially the Humanities. His most recent book (edited with Heather Jacklin) Re-Imaging the Social in South Africa: Critique & Post-Apartheid Knowledge was in October, 2009. A new book A century of cartoons on South Africa’s International Relations will shortly be published by Otterley Press in late-2010. He is a recipient of a number of awards. These include the International Medal of the University of Utrecht and the Senior Research Award from Rhodes University. He has been a Fellow at New York University and enjoyed positions in the UK, Germany, Norway, The Netherlands and Australia. Peter Vale is an energetic contributor to the media and writes a monthly column in the Daily Dispatch and Business Day. He also regularly writes on Higher Education for the Mail & Guardian.