Jonathan Klaaren

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Jonathan Klaaren is researching and publishing in the areas of the legal profession (including legal education) in Africa, competition and regulatory law (courses he also teaches at the Wits Law School), and privacy'citizenship/identity/informational regulation.  He is also engaged in several public service and research iniatives in the areas of human rights, constitutional, and public law.  At WiSER, he is directly involved with the research themes of Law and Personhood (Categories of Persons) and of Medical Humanities.  Jonathan has served on a number of editorial committees and boards including those of the South African Journal on Human Rights, Law & Society Review, and Law & Policy. He holds a PhD in sociology from Yale University and law degrees from Wits and Columbia. He joined Wits in 1993, was appointed Professor in 2002, served as Director of the Mandela Institute from 2005 to 2007 and served as Dean of the Law School from 2010 to 2013. Jonathan served as a founding staff member of WiSER in 2001-2002 and currently holds a Professorship in the Faculty of Humanities, held at WiSER.  He has published widely, most recently J Klaaren, From Prohibited Immigrants to Citizens:  The Origins of Citizenship and Nationality in South Africa (UCT Press, 2017).