Kelly Rosenthal, MS
Kelly trained as a social anthropologist at the University of Cape Town and the University of Oxford. Her work has focused on urban social movements, particularly in a comparative context between apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa. She has focused on the struggle for socioeconomic rights and education as well as political culture and masculinities in Africa. Her fieldwork was supported by the Commonwealth Foundation and was conducted in the township of Soweto, outside of Johannesburg, where she worked with a group of community organizers mobilizing against the privatization of water and electricity. She has extensive teaching experience in social anthropology, particularly the anthropology of development, political anthropology, medical anthropology, and interdisciplinary research methods. She has also worked in the development world for many years, in the field of education advocacy. More recently, she worked for a philanthropy foundation, managing a portfolio of grants to organizations working on education and child rights in sub-Saharan Africa. Kelly has a long association with this program, as both traveling faculty and local faculty. She lives in Cape Town.