Prof Neil Roos

Neil Roos is an NRF-rated scholar, a professor of history, and co-director of the Prestige Scholars Programme. He is working towards completing a book, Assembling the new republic: Essays on the history of apartheid culture and society.The essays that make up this book have as their focus the social and cultural history of white people in early apartheid society, and they examine the material, ideological and moral conditions of white everyday life in the first decade of apartheid. Roos is also interested in historiography and theory, especially the theoretical moorings of a post-Marxist, left-wing history.

View publications in books and journals by Prof Neil Roos

Newspaper articles
Unfashionable subjects (Libération AfricA4)
Professor Neil Roos: How Ordinary Whites Were Caught In Apartheid Society (The Daily Vox)


Other news articles
Research group rethinks white societies in Southern Africa (ISG Workshop)
Histories of whites beyond whiteness the focus of inaugural lecture