Current Member

Jacob S. T. Dlamini

Friends of the Institute for Advanced Study Member
Social Science
Field of Study
Social and Political History of Conservation in Africa
Home Institution
Princeton University

Jacob S. T. Dlamini is interested in the social and political history of protected areas in Africa, with a particular focus on the relationship between conservation and African/black nationalism. His research is driven by a seemingly simple question: what did black nationalists think about conservation?

Dates at IAS
  • Social Science
Yale University Ph.D., 2012
South African Literary Awards Non-fiction Prize 2016
(South African) National Institute for the Humanities and Social Science Best Monograph Award 2016
Alan Paton Award for Best Creative Non-fiction 2015
Harvard University 2014–2015 Visiting Scholar
University of Barcelona 2012–2014 Post-doctoral researcher