Daniel Yon

Daniel Yon

Daniel Yon is Associate Professor at York University. He is jointly appointed to both the Faculty of Education and the Department of Anthropology and is a former Director of the Graduate Programme in Social Anthropology.

He is also an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town.  Dan was born on the Island of St Helena where, after studying in the UK, he taught history and was a founding member of the island's Heritage Society.

He worked in post-independent Zimbabwe, first as Head of History in a high school in the sprawling suburb of Chitungwiza (Harare), and then as lecturer and writer for the Curriculum Development Unit.

His research and teaching interests include school ethnography;  anthropology of race and racism, diasporas and cosmopolitisms, anthropology and film. He is the author of Elusive Culture (SUNY 2000), an ethnography of youth, schooling and identity in 'global' times.

His two films, One Hundred Men  and Sathima's Windsong come out of larger on-going project on the making of the South Atlantic World. Dan's most recent work focuses on aesthetics and the apartheid archives.