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    Sean Jacobs

    Assistant Professor, International Affairs

    Ph.D., Politics, University of London

    M.A., Political Science, Northwestern University

    Sean Jacobs

    Sean Jacobs, a native of Cape Town, South Africa, holds a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of London and a M.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University. He is currently writing a book on the intersection of mass media, globalization and liberal democracy in post-apartheid South Africa. He is co-editor of Thabo Mbeki's World: The Politics and Ideology of the South African President (Zed Books, 2002) and Shifting Selves: Post-Apartheid Essays on Mass Media, Culture and Identity (Kwela Books, 2004). His most recent scholarly articles have appeared in Politique Africaine (2006) and Media, Culture, and Society (2007); and has contributed reviews and opeds to The Guardian, The New York Times, Volkskrant, The National and The Nation. Previously he taught African Studies as well as communication studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He worked as a political researcher for the Institute for Democracy in South Africa, and founded the blogĀ Africa is a Country.

    Courses Taught

    Media, Culture and International Affairs
    Mediating Africa
    Global Soccer, Global Politics
    South Africa: Politics, Economics and Culture (prerequisite for the South Africa IFP)
    Documenting International Affairs
    New American Identities

    Recent Publications

    View a list of Sean's publications here.