Ph.D. - University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986
Areas of Specialization: African Studies, Political Sociology, Sociology of Development, Ethnic and Race Relations, Social Movements, Sociology of the Environment
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Ivan Evans received his B.A. (Honours) at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He taught at the University of the Western Cape and UCLA before joining the Department of Sociology at UCSD. In addition to articles on South Africa, he has published Bureaucracy and Race: Native Administration in South Africa (1997) and Cultures of Violence: Lynching and Racial Killing in South Africa and the American South (2008). He teaches courses on change in modern South Africa; race and ethnicity; political sociology; violence and society; social movements; and environmental sociology. Professor Evan's current research focuses on global climate change and the politics of water management in southern Africa.
Cultures of Violence: Racial Violence and the Origins of Segregation in South Africa and the American South. (Manchester University Press, 2009).
Bureaucracy and Race: Native Administration in South Africa (University of California Press, 1997).