Jeremy James Bradford

Jeremy James Bradford

Research Interest

Research Sub-interest

Intellectual History, Social and Political Theory, Archives


 African Diaspora, Africa; South Africa


Jeremy Bradford’s project engages with temporal questions of the politics and ethics of friendship in South Africa, both historically and contemporaneously. He seeks to think of friendship, from the political present, as a space of quotidian affective ties wherein the art of learning to live and think differently could be animated. His MA thesis traces an intellectual history of both Richard ‘Rick’ Turner and Steve Biko—two radical anti-apartheid intellectuals and friends—in order to think with and through their lives and ideas about the possibilities of political friendship, as mediated through the contemporary South African ‘problem-space.’


University of Cape Town, BA in Social Science and Sociology, 2017