Lincoln Addison


BA, Carleton, 2004
MA, Carleton, 2006
PhD, Rutgers, 2013


Assistant Professor

Department Head


Phone: (709) 864-7818
Office: Queen's College, QC-4021

Research Interests:

Geographical: Africa (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda); North America

Theoretical and Topical: Environmental Anthropology, Political Ecology, Political Economy, Agrarian Change, Development, Biotechnology, Labour, Gender, Migration, Religion

Students Interested in working in any of these fields should feel free to contact me to discuss possible honours or graduate thesis supervision.

Selected Publications:

  • “Delegated Despotism: Frontiers of Agrarian Labor on a South African Border Farm.” Journal of Agrarian Change 14(2): 286-304, 2014.

  • “The Sexual Economy, Gender Relations and Narratives of Infant Death on a Large Scale Tomato Farm in Northern South Africa.” Journal of Agrarian Change 14(1): 74-93, 2014.

  • “Factions in the Field: Social Divisions and Gendered Survival Strategies on a South African Border Farm.” In the Shadow of Zimbabwe: Migration, Responses and Experiences in Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia, Bill Derman and Randi Kaarhus, eds. Harare: Weaver Press, 2013. 236-259.

  • (Second author with Blair Rutherford). “Zimbabwean Farm Workers in Northern South Africa.” Review of African Political Economy 34(114): 619- 635, 2007.


Department of Anthropology

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000