Ran Greenstein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa.
BA, MA (Haifa University, Israel), PhD (UW-Madison), Associate Professor. The title of his PhD dissertation was Settlement, Resistance and Conflict: Class, Nation, State and Political Discourse in South Africa and Palestine/Israel to 1948. From 1998 - Feb 2001 he was Deputy Director of the Community Agency for Social Enquiry (CASE), an NGO which specializes in applied research in socio-economic, political and development fields. As Deputy Director he was in charge of research co-ordination, supervision and quality control and in addition played a key role in procurement of contracts, fund raising, design of research projects and budgets and liaison with fieldworkers, fieldwork contractors and clients. These tasks were performed in a competitive environment with a strong emphasis on quality as well as on meeting deadlines and staying within allocated budgets. He is editor of Political Violence in South Africa, 1985-1998: Comparative Perspectives on South Africa and Genealogies of Conflict: Class, Identity and State in Palestine/Israel and South Africa. He has published chapters in books and has contributed numerous articles to local and international publications.