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HWS Professor to Write About South African Gold Mines

March 24, 1999

Geneva, NY — T. Dunbar Moodie, professor of sociology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, has received a grant from the United States Institute of Peace. The grant will fund his work on a book that examines ethnic conflict on the South African gold mines when management foreclosed democratic discussion during the formation of the National Union of Mineworkers.

A scholar of South African history, theology, and culture, Moodie's research and study have largely centered around domination and resistance in that part of the world. Over the years he has published articles, papers, and books about these and other issues, including the history and theology of apartheid. Most recently, he published the book Going for Gold: Men, Mines, and Migration (1994), which was the first volume of a three-volume study, Domination and Resistance on the South African Mines. His current endeavor will continue this project.

Moodie, a native of Cape Town, South Africa, came to the Colleges in 1976. He earned the bachelor's degree from Rhodes University, the M.A. from Oxford University, and the Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has previously received awards from numerous foundations, including Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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