Renee Sylvain

Renee Sylvain
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Phone number: 
519 824 4120 x52721
MCKN 601

Intersection of gender, race and class, African cultures and political economy, Globalization and human rights, Gender and development, Indigenous peoples' issues, History of anthropological thought

PhD, Anthropology, Dalhousie University (2002

I joined the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph in 2002. I received my undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Wilfrid Laurier University and my M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Toronto. I spent two years at Dalhousie University as a postdoctoral fellow where my research focused on indigenous peoples' rights issues. My research interests include the intersections of gender, race/ethnic and class inequalities, human rights, and indigenous peoples' issues in southern Africa. I have conducted fieldwork in the Omaheke Region of eastern Namibia among the San (Bushmen) who live and work on white-owned farms since 1996. My current research examines human rights issues and concepts of social justice from the perspective of indigenous minorities in southern Africa. I focus in particular on the perspectives of the San on the changing nature of harms and injustice from apartheid to post-apartheid contexts.

Jessica Hart - MA.SOC:L