Auerbach, J. (2020) From Water to Wine: becoming middle class in Angola. Toronto: University of Toronto Press and African Sun Media, South Africa


Journal Articles:


Auerbach, J., M. Blin and N. Lalmohammed-Aumeerally (2020). 'Intersectional Religious Agency: Mauritian Muslim Women and the Navigation of Porous Interaces' Journal of Southern African Studies 46 (6)

Auerbach, J (2020) ‘More eyes on COVID-19: Perspectives from Anthropology: What people believe is a lot less important than that they believe it' South African Journal of Science Vol. 116, (7-8), July/August

Auerbach, J. (2019) ‘Can We Name Ourselves Savimbi?’ Crevice Moments and Spaces of National Reimagination in the Angolan Scouts’ Kronos 45 (1) 125-139

Auerbach, J. (2017) ‘Our Electric Controls: Socket’, Cultural Anthropology, December

Auerbach, J. (2017) ‘Poems Landscapes from Fieldwork: A Poetic Series’, Anthropology and Humanism, 42(2), pp. 221–224. doi: 10.1111/anhu.12187.222.

Auerbach, J. (2013) ‘I’m Not a Racist, I’m a Realist: the archive of the Non-Racial, Africa, and the Southern Atlantic’, The Salon: Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism, 9.

Auerbach, J. (2010). ‘Flowing into the State: Returning Refugee Youth and Citizenship in Angola. Oxford Center for Refugee Studies working paper 68

Auerbach, J. (2010). ‘Incapsulating hands: on the (in)dependence of young adults in the UNHCR’s Maratane Refugee Camp’ Social Dynamics 26 (2) pp. 336-376


Book Chapters:


Auerbach, J. and Dlamini, M. (2019) ‘Scaling Decolonial Consciousness? The Reinvention of “Africa” in an emergent 21st century Neoliberal University’, in Jansen, J. (ed.) Decolonisation in Universities: the politics of knowledge. Johannesburg.

Auerbach, J (2016).  "O cheiro das coisas: mobilidade social e ambientes em fluxo no Atlântico Sul", p. 427 -432. In: Kadila: culturas e ambientes - Diálogos Brasil-Angola . São Paulo: Blucher










2017      PhD, Anthropology, Stanford University, USA

Thesis: 'From Water to Wine: The Transnational Emergence of Angola's Middle Class in the South Atlantic'

2010      MSc Forced Migration, Oxford University, USA

2008      BSocSci (Hons) Anthropology and Literature, University of Cape Town, South Africa





2020 (July-present)   Senior Lecturer, Anthropology, North West University, South Africa

2020 (Jan-Jun)          Post-Doctoral Researcher, Education, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

2019                          Visiting Researcher, Open University of Mauritius, Mauritius

2017-2018                 Founding Faculty, Social Sciences, African Leadership College, Mauritius