Keith Breckenridge is a Professor and Deputy Director at Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, and one of the editors of the The Journal of African History. He writes about the cultural and economic history of South Africa, particularly the gold mining industry, the state and the development of information systems. His interest in the history and contemporary politics of biometrics has also drawn him in to the global institutional history of state documentation, especially the forms of birth, death and marriage registration that are ubiquitous (but very poorly understood) in Europe, Asia and the Americas. He is currently working on several book projects.
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