NEH Grant Fellowship for Project: “The New Financial Elite: Race, Mobility and Ressentiment After Apartheid”. National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

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Makhulu’s $50,400 grant is for her project “The New Financial Elite: Race, Mobility and Ressentiment After Apartheid.” The project examines questions of race and mobility in contemporary South Africa and specifically the trajectory of black professionals since the end of apartheid in 1994. Now regarded as the most unequal society globally, moving out of poverty and into the ranks of the professional classes is particularly difficult for black South Africans who were previously trained almost exclusively for semi- and unskilled employment under apartheid. Link to Article: https://today.duke.edu/2017/02/two-trinity-faculty-members-receive-neh-grants