Jonathan Klaaren

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Jonathan Klaaren currently teaches, researches, and writes in the areas of human rights, law, and sociology, having written over forty peer-reviewed publications and co-written several books. He has supervised 7 doctoral dissertations and 5 at masters level. His current research interests are in the legal profession, regulation and human rights, transparency, and sociolegal studies in Africa. 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 professional 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, served as Dean of the Law School from 2010 to 2013, and currently teaches fulltime in the Law School. Jonathan served as a founding staff member of WiSER in 2001-2002 and currently holds a Visiting Professorship at WiSER and the Faculty of Humanities.