Researcher Profile

Linda Waldman

Linda Waldman

Research Fellow
Institute of Development Studies
University of Sussex
Falmer, BN1 9RE

Tel: +44 (0) 1273 915685



Linda Waldman is a social anthropologist with research experience in racial classification, ethnicity, identity, ritual and gender in South Africa. She obtained her Ph.D. at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, where her research focused on indigenous identity and nationalism amongst the Griqua of South Africa.

She joined the Institute of Development Studies as a Fellow in 2004 on the Knowledge, Technology and Society team. As a member of the Knowledge, Technology and Society Team, her recent research activities include a study of asbestos environmental pollution focusing on the socio-cultural ramifications of asbestos disease in South Africa and the United Kingdom and the examination of environmental inclusions in government policy processes.


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