Fuh, Divine

University of Cape Town

GRIP Development Team

Divine Fuh is a social anthropologist at the University of Cape Town and Director of HUMA – Institute for Humanities in Africa, UCT. He was Director of Publications and Dissemination Programme at the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA, from 2017-2019. Divine’s research focuses on the politics of suffering and smiling, particularly on how urban youth seek ways of smiling in the midst of their suffering. He has researched Botswana, Cameroon, Senegal and South Africa. His current work focuses on the political economy of Pan-African knowledge production, and also on AI and the ethics of care in Africa. He has been a visiting fellow at the Centre for Modern Oriental Studies in Berlin (ZMO), and guest at the African Studies Centre Leiden.