Blair Rutherford

Blair Rutherford is a professor of anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology (cross-appointed to the Institute of African Studies, the Institute of Political Economy, and Department of Geography and Environmental Studies) at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He has over twenty-five years of experience researching the cultural politics of rural livelihoods, migration and citizenship in sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author of Working on the Margins: White farmers, Black Workers in Postcolonial Zimbabwe (2001, Zed Books & Weaver Press) and Farm Labor Struggles in Zimbabwe: The Ground of Politics(2017, University of Indiana Press), co-editor of Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: International Agendas and African Contexts (2014, Routledge), and (co-)author of articles in a range of journals. He is currently co-directing research projects on gender and artisanal and small-scale mining in six sub-Saharan African countries working with university and NGO colleagues in Canada and Africa.