Department of Anthropology and Archaeology

Mr S van Wyk

College of Human Sciences
School of Humanities
Department: Anthropology and Archaeology
Tel: 012 429 6715


  • BSocSci (Hons) Social Anthropology (University of Pretoria)
  • MSocSci Social Anthropology (University of Pretoria)

Fields of academic interests

  • Anthropology of development
  • Economic anthropology
  • Economic history
  • Economics (in a broad sense, how classical economics works and what the problems are when people are not considered in abstract mathematical equations)
  • Institutional history
  • Intellectual history
  • Marxism
  • Property & ownership regimes


  • Sharp, J.S. and Van Wyk, J.S. Forthcoming. ‘Beyond the Market: White workers in Pretoria’, in Hart, Economy for and against Democracy, New York, Berghahn Books (likely 2015).

Journal articles

  • Sharp, J.S. and Van Wyk, J.S. Forthcoming. The most intractable Whites in South Africa? Ethnography of a Boere-Afrikaner settlement. Africa.