Dr Eduard Grebe

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Eduard is a postdoctoral research fellow in the CSSR and Department of Sociology. His current research interests include:

  • Civil society activism on AIDS;
  • Transnational social movements;
  • Politics of welfare policy-making in Africa (see related project).

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Contact details

Tel: +27 21 650 5158
Email: eduard.grebe@uct.ac.za

Rm 4.29.2, Leslie Social Science Building
University Avenue, Upper Campus
University of Cape Town
Private Bag, Rondebosch 7701


  • 2014 First Semester: SOC1001F/SOC1006F (Introduction to Sociology)
  • 2014 Second Semester: SOC4010 (Theories of Development)

Consultation times: Wed, Thu 12:15-13:30

Forthcoming publications

  • Grebe, E. & Low, M. (2014) "New forms of transnational organisation on access to medicines: The global activist response to the imatinib (Glivec) case" (to be presented at the XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan, July 2014).

  • Grebe, E. (2014) "Understanding the impact of civil society mobilisation on HIV outcomes: methodological challenges and evidence from cross-country regression analysis" (Pre-print available on request).

Recent publications

Pre-prints of some papers available on SSRN author page.

Journal articles

  • Grebe, E. & Nattrass, N. (2012) "AIDS Conspiracy Beliefs and Unsafe Sex in Cape Town" in AIDS and Behavior, 16(3), pp. 761-773. doi:10.1007/s10461-011-9958-2.
  • Grebe, E. (2011) "The Treatment Action Campaign's Struggle for AIDS Treatment in South Africa: Coalition-building Through Networks" in Journal of Southern African Studies, 37(4), pp. 849-868. doi:10.1080/03057070.2011.608271.
  • Grebe, E. (2009) "Contingency, contestation and hegemony: The possibility of a non-essentialist politics for the left" in Philosophy & Social Criticism, 35(5), pp. 589-611. doi:10.1177/0191453709103428.

Chapters in books

  • Grebe, E. (2010) "Negativity, Difference and Critique: The Ethical Moment in Complexity" in Cilliers, P. & Allen, R. (eds), Complexity, Difference and Identity (Springer, Amsterdam).
  • Grebe, E. (2009) "Contingency, contestation and hegemony: The possibility of a non-essentialist politics for the left" in Mike O'Donnell (ed.) Structure and Agency, Volumes 1-4 (Sage, London).

Working and occasional papers