Faculty » Derick Fay
Ph.D., 2003, Boston University
Office: 1314 Watkins Hall
Personal website: http://faculty.ucr.edu/~derickf/
Professor Fay received his Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology from Boston University in 2003, and also holds a M.Th. from the University of Edinburgh and a B.A. in Religion from Amherst College. He has taught at Union College, Colby College, and Keene State College, and held a S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup postdoctoral fellowship at UC Berkeley from 2004-2006. His research, based in South Africa, focuses on the relationships between the end of apartheid and post-apartheid transformations and rural Xhosa peoples' access to land and natural resources. Some of his topical interests are resettlement, land tenure, community relations with protected areas, and ethnoecology. He is the co-editor of two books: The Rights and Wrongs of Land Restitution: 'Restoring What Was Ours' (2008), with Deborah James, and From Conflict to Negotiation: Nature-Based Development on South Africa's Wild Coast (2003), with Robin Palmer and Herman Timmermans.