Full First Name(s)
Kate (Peter)
Title (honorific)
Academic Qualifications
PhD on ‘Industrial Conflict, Race and the South African State' (1994, University of London, UK); BA Honours in African History and Social Anthropology (1977, University of London, UK)
Research Discipline(s)
Brief Biography (English)

Kate (Peter) Alexander is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Johannesburg, where he holds the South African Research Chair in Social Change.

He is a Labor Historian and Historical Sociologist. Prof Alexander's degrees are from the University of London, UK,  and he held positions at the University of Oxford, UK, and Rhodes University, South Africa, before joining the Rand Afrikaans University in 1999.

His Books include Workers, War and the Origins of Apartheid, Marikana: a View from the Mountain and a Case to Answer, and Class in Soweto.

Currently, Prof Alexander's main project is on South Africa’s ‘Rebellion of the Poor’.

Job Title
Professor of Sociology, Director: Centre for Social Change, South African Research Chair in Social Change
Primary Organisation
University of Johannesburg
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
Other (non-African)
African Region
Other (non-African)

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