Judith Stevenson

Judith Stevenson

Judith Stevenson, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Dr. Stevenson’s research focuses on Southern Africa, political economy, globalization, social change and gender. She researches the contested narratives of globalization and how neo-liberal economic policies and the complexities of globalization processes affect Africa and its people. Her dissertation describes the current and past experiences of grassroots political activists in a small township in South Africa, and contextualizes their experiences within the global political economy. She examines why grassroots level political activists’ particular notions of social justice, mostly formed during the 1980s and 1990s, have been subsumed by notions of accumulation. Dr. Stevenson is the incoming Director of the GlobaLink-Africa Curriculum Project, a multimedia, online curriculum resource for critical thinking about globalization and Africa created in the tradition of critical pedagogy, and geared for high school students. In this capacity she is developing educational, research and policy relevant partnerships with educational institutions both here in the United States and South Africa.


M.A. (1996) in Archaeology from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; Ph.D. (2005) in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles