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  • Sean Jacobs

    Associate Professor of International Affairs

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    jacobss@newschool.edu

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    Sean Jacobs

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    Sean Jacobs is associate professor of international affairs at the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs at The New School. He is the publisher of Africa is a Country, a site of criticism, analysis and new writing. The writer Teju Cole described Africa Is a Country as "basically the inside of my head." His book, Media in Postapartheid South Africa: Postcolonial Politics in the Age of Globalization, was published on May Day 2019. He was born in Cape Town, South Africa, where he worked for the Institute for Democracy in South Africa and as a journalist. He has been awarded Fulbright, Shorenstein, Commonwealth, Africa No Filter, and Shuttleworth fellowships.


    Degrees Held

    PhD, Politics, Birkbeck College, University of London, 2004

    MA, Political Science, Northwestern University, 1996

    BA Honours, Political Studies, University of South Africa, 1994

    BA, African Politics and Afrikaans-Nederlands, University of Cape Town, 1990. 


    Professional Affiliation

    Board Member, Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity, 2019 — Present 

    Advisory Board, Radical Books Collective, 2021 – Present.  

    Board Member, African Studies Association, 2018 – 2020.

    Member, International Communication Assoociation, 2019 – Present.

    Recent Publications

    View a list of Sean's publications here.


    Research Interests

    African Politics

    The Politics of Sports

    Media and Popular Culture

    Left Intellectual History

     


    Portfolio

    Academia.edu

    Africa is a Country

    The Guardian

    Roads & Kingdoms

    The Nation


    Current Courses

    Independent Study
    NINT 6959, Summer 2024

    Future Courses

    Africa in the World
    NINT 5457, Spring 2025

    Media,Culture &Global Politics
    NINT 5220, Fall 2024

    Past Courses

    Media,Culture &Global Politics
    NINT 5220, Fall 2023

    Theory History Practice of Dev
    NINT 5000, Spring 2024

    Thesis Supervision
    NINT 6951, Spring 2024

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