Norman Duncan

Norman Duncan

Dean of Humanities / University of Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA.

Professor Duncan is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa and President of the Psychological Society of South Africa. He was previously attached to the Universities of the Western Cape and the University of the Witwatersrand.

He holds a professorship in Psychology, he studied at the University of the Western Cape and the Université Paul Valérie (Montpellier III, France).

From 2008 he has contributed as one of the lead researchers at The Apartheid Archives Project; an international research initiative that aims to examine the nature of the experiences of racism of South Africans under the old apartheid order and their continuing effects on individual and group functioning in contemporary South Africa. 

Between 2006 and 2012 he served as the Scientific Chair of the 30th International Congress of Psychology: Psychology in the Service of Humanity. Furthermore, he serves on the editorial boards of 4 international journals of psychology. Lastly, he is a full member of the New Club of Paris, an international think-tank.

His research and publications are primarily in the fields of racism, developmental psychology and community psychology. He has co-edited some 12 volumes in these fields, including:

  • Developmental Psychology. Juta/UCT Press, 2009.
  • 'Race', Racism, Knowledge Production and Psychology in South Africa. Nova Science Publications, 2001.

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Agricultural Development, the State, and the Role of Knowledge

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CROP POVERTY BRIEF 49: By Reidar Øygard (PhD candidate at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory at the University of Bergen)

Poverty as Ideology: Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas

18 January 2019 | George Washington University, USA

BOOK LAUNCH by Andrew Fischer, winner of the International Studies in Poverty Prize awarded by CROP and Zed Books.

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