Christopher Lee

Christopher LeeChristopher J. Lee is a Research Associate at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He received his PhD in African history from Stanford University. Trained as a socio-cultural historian, his teaching and research interests concern the social, political, and intellectual histories of southern Africa. His recent work has addressed decolonization and the politics of the Indian Ocean during the Cold War. He is the editor of Making a World After Empire: The Bandung Moment and Its Political Afterlives (2010) and the author of Unreasonable Histories: Nativism, Multiracial Lives and the Genealogical Imagination in British Africa (2014). A short biography of Frantz Fanon is forthcoming.



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Dr. C.J. (Christopher) Lee
Former visiting fellow