Chairperson, Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town

CHAE Visiting Scholar & Professor, University of Cape Town

Dr. David M. Cooper has been in the Sociology Department of the University of Cape Town since 1981. He is currently a Fulbright New Century Scholar (2009-2010). He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Birmingham (1982) and a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from University of Cape Town (1970). In addition to his current Fulbright award, Dr. Cooper's funded research has included projects on research groupings at higher education institutions (2000-2004), student and staff trends at South African universities (1988-1998), research program enhancement at historically Black universities (1994-1997), and comparative labour union movements in Western Europe and South Africa (1986-1990).