Speaker Profile: Prof Leslie J. Bank
Prof Leslie J. Bank
Deputy Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council in Cape Town
Leslie J. Bank is a Professor of Social Anthropology and Deputy Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council in Cape Town. His books include Home Spaces, Street Styles: Contesting Power and Identity in a South African City (Pluto Press, London, 2011), Inside African Anthropology: Monica Wilson and her Interpreters (Cambridge University Press, co-editor 2013), Imonti Modern: Picturing the Life and Times of a South African Location (HSRC Press, co-author, 2017), Anchored in Place: Universities and City Building in South Africa (African Minds, co-editor, 2018), City of Broken Dreams: Myth-making, Nationalism and Universities on the African Rust belt (2019, Michigan State University Press, Lansing, USA) and Migrant Labour After Apartheid (HSRC Press, co-editor 2019, forthcoming). His new book Sobukwe’s Children is due out in 2020.