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MADALITSO ZILILO PHIRI
Sociologist, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Dr. Madalitso Zililo Phiri is a critical pan-African Black Sociologist who is a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ), Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study. He is currently working on a monograph building on his doctoral dissertation tentatively ‘The Colour of Inequality in South Africa and Brazil: Making Sense of Transformative Social Policy’ under contract with Brill. Phiri’s publications include book chapters and refereed journal articles in internationally accredited journals such as the Monthly Review, the Journal of Southern African Studies and the South African Journal of International Affairs. He pursues a research program that encompasses four complementary lines of inquiry, Comparative Social Policy in South Africa and Brazil, Political Economy of Development in Africa, Black Political Thought and Critical Race Theory. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology from the University of South Africa; a Master of Philosophy in Development Studies, a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in International Relations and a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Politics and Sociology, all from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is also a three-time Fellow (2014-2017) through the Next Generation of Social Science in Africa, funded by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), New York, United States.