John Ryle

Legrand Ramsey Professor of Anthropology; Chair, Rift Valley Institute

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Africana Studies, Anthropology, Human Rights


Writer, filmmaker, anthropologist. Chair, Rift Valley Institute, research and training organization working with communities in the African Rift Valley region. Research Fellow, Bristol University; associate, Center for African Studies, SOAS, London University; board member, Media Development Loan Fund. Anthropology and Africa editor, Times Literary Supplement;editorial board member, African Affairs; contributor to journals and magazines including New York Review of Books, The Guardian, Granta. Author, Warriors of the White Nile (1982). At Bard since 2005.


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