David M. Matsinhe holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Alberta, an MA in Sociology from the University of Calgary, and an MTh in Ethics from the University of South Africa. He was a policy analyst with focus on immigrant integration and social innovation at Employment and Social Development Canada. His research interests include African politics and development, historical sociology of emotions, group relations and collective behaviour, nationalism and violence. He teaches development theory, gender in development, development policy and social innovation in the department of anthropology and development studies at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Besides blogging at Refplections, he is also writing two books: Pains of Change: Tales of African Manhood and Fragments of African Memory. His publications include:
Matsinhe, D. (2011) Apartheid Vertigo: The Rise in Discrimination Against Africans in South Africa. Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishers.
Matsinhe, D. (2011) “Africa’s Fear of Itself: The ideology of Makwerekwere in South Africa”, Third World Quarterly Vol. 32(2): 295-313.
Matsinhe, D. (2009) “The Dance Floor: Nightlife, Civilizing Process and Multiculturalism in Canada”, Space and Culture Vol. 12(1): 116-135.
Matsinhe, D. (2007) “Quest for Alternative Methodologies”, Current Sociology, Vol. 55(6): 836-856. Translated and published in Russian on demand in the journal Sotsiologicheskie Issledovaniya No. 5, 26-36 (2008).