Jess Auerbach

Senior Lecturer
Head of Postgraduate Program
Jess Auerbach

Jess Auerbach has extensive experience working on questions of peace and stability in Angola, Brazil, Mauritius and South Africa. Trained at UCT, Oxford and Stanford Universities, she bridges academic and public influence spaces, frequently contributing to both academic debates and public practice. She is the author of two books and numerous scholarly articles. Her books are From Water to Wine: Becoming Middle Class in Angola (Toronto: University of Toronto Press) and Archive of Kindness: the other side of the South African pandemic (Preflight Publishing). She is currently a member of the WISER-led Regions2050 program on rethinking African connectivity, conducting an analysis of undersea internet cables in the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean systems. She also has expertise in transformative pedagogy and decolonial curricula.

Physical Address

Currently working remotely. Potch campus Social Science Building

Telephone Number
062 328 1184
Cellphone Number
062 328 1184