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FUH Divine

UCT

Anthropologie

FUH Divine

Biographie

Divine FUH is Director of HUMA and lecturer in social anthropology. His research focuses on the politics of suffering and smiling, particularly on how urban youth seek ways of smiling in the midst of their suffering. He has researched Botswana, Cameroon, South Africa and Senegal, and his current work focuses on Artificial Intelligence and the ethics of being human in Africa; and as well the political economy of Pan-African knowledge production. He was educated at the universities of Buea, Botswana and Basel. He was on secondment at the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) from 2017-2019 as Head of the Publications and Dissemination Programme. He joined UCT in 2012, from the University of Basel where he was a Researcher in the Chair for Research and Methodology at the Institute for Sociology. He taught briefly at the universities of Basel, Western Cape and Stellenbosch, and has been visiting lecturer at the Universities of Brasilia, Tokyo, and Gaston Berger. He has been a visiting fellow at the Centre for Modern Oriental Studies in Berlin, and guest at the African Studies Centre Leiden. Divine hasn't written and published widely on his research work, and does not have numerous publications in his name.