Professional and Biographical Information

Submitted by Sean Redding on Friday, 6/7/2019, at 11:43 AM

Ph.D Yale University

B.A. Swarthmore College

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Recent Publications

Submitted by Sean Redding on Wednesday, 3/27/2019, at 6:21 PM


Sorcery and Sovereignty: Taxation, Power and Rebellion in Rural South Africa. Ohio University Press, 2006.


Witchcraft in Africa: Political Power and Spiritual Insecurity from the Precolonial Era to the Present.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History. Oxford University Press. Article published March 2019. doi:

“Women as Diviners and as Christian Converts in Rural South Africa, c.1880-1959,” Journal of African History, 2016

“Armed Struggle in the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa,” in Encyclopedia of South Africa, edited by Krista Johnson and Sean Jacobs, Lynne Reinner Publishers, 2011.

"Faction Fights, Student Protest and Rebellion: The Politics of Beer-Drinks and Bad Food in the Transkei, South Africa, 1955-1963, African Studies Review, 2010.

 “Maybe Freedom Will Come from You”: Christian Prophecies and Rumors in the Development of Rural Resistance in South Africa, 1948-1961,” Journal of Religion in Africa, 2010.

"Wasted Riches:  Robert Mugabe and the Desolation of Zimbabwe," in Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, 2009 (co-authored with Sue Onslow).