Mark Hunter , Associate Professor


Home Campus:
U of T Scarborough

University of California, Berkeley, USA (2005)

Other Degrees:
MA University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (1998)
BA University of Sussex, UK (1992)

Cross Appointments:
Department of Anthropology (Graduate)

Contact Information:

Phone:    (416) 208-4764
Location: B527 (UTSC)
Downtown Office: Room SSH5022 (100 St. George Street)

Personal Website:

Research Interests:

  • AIDS
  • Sexuality
  • Critical development studies
  • Africa
  • Labour
  • Ethnographic methods
  • Education and class

Selected Publications:

Refereed Articles

  • Mark Hunter. (accepted, pending minor revisions). “The Intimate Politics of the Education Market: High-Stakes Schooling and the Making of Kinship in Umlazi Township, South Africa.” Journal of Southern African Studies.
  • Mark Hunter. Forthcoming. “Schooling Choice in South Africa: The Limits of Qualifications and the Politics of Race, Class and Symbolic Power.” International Journal of Educational Development.
  • Mark Hunter. Forthcoming. “The Race for Education: Class, White Tone, and Desegregating White Schools in South Africa.” Journal of Historical Sociology.
  • Mark Hunter. Forthcoming. “The Political Economy of Concurrent Partners: Toward a history of Sex-Love-Gift Connections in the Time of AIDS.” Review of African Political Economy.
  • Mark Hunter. 2014. ‘The Bond of Education’: Gender, the Value of Children, and the Making of Umlazi Township in 1960s Durban, South Africa.’ Journal of African History.
  • Mark Hunter and Atiqa Hachimi. 2012. “Talking Class, Talking Race: Intersections of Language, Class, and Race in the Call Center Industry in South Africa,” Social & Cultural Geography 13(6): 551-566.
  • Mark Hunter and Dori Posel. 2012. “Here to Work: the Socio-Economic Characteristics of Informal Dwellers in Post-Apartheid South Africa.” Environment and Urbanization April, 24(1): 285-304.
  • Mark Hunter. 2011. “Beneath the ‘Zunami’: Jacob Zuma and the Gendered Politics of Social Reproduction in South Africa.” Antipode 43(4): 1102-1126.
  • Mark Hunter. 2010. “Racial Desegregation and Schooling in South Africa: Contested Geographies of Class Formation.” Environment and Planning A 42(11): 2640-2657.
  • Mark Hunter. 2010. “Beyond the Male-Migrant: South Africa’s Long History of Health Geography and the Contemporary AIDS Pandemic.” Health and Place 16(1): 25-33.
  • Mark Hunter. 2007. “The Changing Political Economy of Sex in South Africa: the Significance of Unemployment and Inequalities to the Scale of the Aids pandemic.” Social Science & Medicine 64: 689-700.
  • Mark Hunter. 2005. “Cultural Politics and Masculinities: Multiple-partners in Historical Perspective in KwaZulu-Natal.” Culture, Health and Sexuality 7(4): 389-403.
  • Mark Hunter. 2004. “Masculinities, Multiple-partners and AIDS in KwaZulu-Natal: The Making and Unmaking of Isoka.Transformation 54: 123-153.
  • Mark Hunter. 2004. “Fathers without Amandla? Gender and Fatherhood among isiZulu Speakers.” Journal of Natal and Zululand History 22: 149-160.
  • Mark Hunter. 2002. “The Materiality of Everyday Sex: Thinking Beyond ‘Prostitution’.” African Studies 61(1): 99-120.
  • Mark Hunter. 2000. “The Post-Fordist High Road? A South African Case Study.” Journal of Contemporary African Studies 18(1): 67-90.
  • Mark Hunter and Vishnu Padayachee. 1998. “Convergence and Divergence in Europe and South Africa.” Society in Transition 29(1-2): 58-66.

Book Chapters

  • REPRINT. Mark Hunter. Forthcoming, 2014. “Cultural Politics and Masculinities: Multiple-partners in historical perspective in KwaZulu-Natal.” In Culture, Health and Sexuality: A Reader, edited by Peter Aggleton, Richard Parker, and Felicity Thomas. London: Routledge.
  • Mark Hunter. 2014. “Beneath the “Zunami”: Jacob Zuma and the Gendered Politics of Social Reproduction in South Africa” In Ekhaya: The Politics of Home in KwaZulu-Natal, University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, edited Meghan Healy and Jason Hickel, 214-246. Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.
  • Mark Hunter and Goolam Vahed. 2013. “Schooling in Chatsworth: the persistence of inequalities in post-apartheid South African education.” In Chatsworth: The Making of a South African Township, edited by Goolam Vahed and Ashwin Desai. Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.
  • Mark Hunter. 2012. “The Paradoxes of Rights-based Approaches Toward ‘Gender and AIDS’ in South Africa.” In Understanding Global Sexualities: New Frontiers, edited by Peter Aggleton, Paul Boyce, Henrietta Moore, and Richard Parker, 66-74. London: Routledge.
  • Mark Hunter. 2010. “Rights and Redistribution: Thinking about the State, Gender, and Class after the Zuma Rape Trial.” In Development Dilemmas in Post-Apartheid South Africa, edited by Bill Freund and Harald Witt, 372-402. Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.
  • Mark Hunter. 2009. “From Migrating Men to Moving Women: Trends in South Africa’s Changing Political Economy and Geography of Intimacy.” In Mobility, Sexuality and AIDS, edited by Felicity Thomas, Mary Haour-Knipe, and Peter Aggleton, 143-153. London: Routledge.
  • Mark Hunter. 2009. “Providing Love: Sex and Exchange in Twentieth-Century South Africa.” In Love in Africa, edited by Jennifer Cole and Lynn Thomas, 135-156. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Mark Hunter. 2008. “isiZulu-speaking Men and the Changing Household: From Providers Within Marriage to Providers Outside Marriage.” In Zulu Identities: Being Zulu Past and Present, edited by Benedict Carton, John Laband, and Jabulani Sithole, 566-572. New York: Columbia University Press; Pietermaritzburg: University of Natal Press.
  • Mark Hunter. 2007. “Geography.” In Routledge International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities, edited by Michael Flood, Judith Gardiner, Bob Pease, and Keith Pringle, 238-241. London: Routledge.
  • REPRINT. Mark Hunter. 2005. “Cultural Politics and Masculinities: Multiple-partners in Historical Perspective in KwaZulu-Natal.” In Men Behaving Differently: South African Men Since 1994, edited by Liz Walker, and Graeme Reid, 139-160. Cape Town: Double Storey Books.
  • Mark Hunter. 2005. “Fathers without Amandla: Zulu-Speaking Men and Fatherhood.” In Ubaba? Men and Fatherhood in South Africa, edited by Linda Richter and Robert Morrell, 99-117. Pretoria: Human Science Research Council.
  • Mark Hunter. 2003. “Globalization”. In Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: in History and Society, edited by Paula Fass, 390-392. New York: Macmillan.


  • Mark Hunter. 2010. Love in the Time of AIDS: Inequality, Gender, and Rights in South Africa. Bloomington: Indiana University Press; Pietermaritzburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.

Research Clusters:
Political Spaces