Peter Geschiere

Peter Geschiere is Emeritus Professor for the Anthropology of Africa at both the University of Amsterdam and Leiden University. He is also co-editor of 'Ethnography' (SAGE). Since 1971 he has undertaken historical-anthropological fieldwork in various parts of Cameroon and elsewhere in West and Central Africa. His publications include The Modernity of Witchcraft: Politics and the Occult in Post-colonial Africa (Univ. Of Virginia Press, 1997), Perils of Belonging: Autochthony, Citizenship and Exclusion in Africa and Europe  (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2009),  Witchcraft, Intimacy and Trust: Africa in Comparison (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2013) and (with Rogers Orock) ‘Anusocratie? Freemasonry, sexual transgression and illicit enrichment in postcolonial Africa, Africa 90(5), 2020:831-51.

Honorary fellow
University of Amsterdam
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