Richard Pithouse

International Research Scholar

Richard Pithouse is a scholar, journalist, editor, teacher and activist working from Johannesburg, South Africa. He has taught philosophy and politics in South African universities since 1995, and published widely in academic journals and books with a particular focus on Frantz Fanon and popular struggles in South Africa. He has been a regular contributor to the media in South Africa for more than twenty-five years, and has held positions as a columnist and editor-in-chief. He has also taught in trade union and social movement political schools, and in other movement spaces, over the same time span. He has done some work as a curator, is a Senior Fellow at the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research and is the Executive Director of The Forge, a space for public discussions, performance and exhibitions in the heart of Braamfontein, Johannesburg’s vibrant downtown student district. The Forge includes The Commune, a thriving radical bookstore and coffee shop.

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