Chana Teeger

Biography

Chana Teeger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Methodology. She completed her PhD in Sociology at Harvard University in 2013. Prior to joining the LSE in 2016, she held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Sociology Department at the University of Johannesburg.

Research Interests

Chana’s research broadly examines how individuals understand inequality. She is currently working on a book manuscript that documents the effects of high school history education on young people’s understandings of the causes of, and potential remedies for, racial inequality in contemporary South Africa.

In a second research project, still in its data collection stages, she is working with Elisa Reis (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and Graziella Silva (Graduate Institute, Geneva) on a cross national study of elite perceptions of poverty and inequality in the global South.

Scholarly Publications:

Teeger, Chana. 2015. “‘Both Sides of the Story’: History Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa.” American Sociological Review 88(6): 1175-1200.

Teeger, Chana. 2015. “Ruptures in the Rainbow Nation: How Desegregated South African Schools Deal with Interpersonal and Structural Racism.” Sociology of Education 88(3): 226-243.

Teeger, Chana. 2014. “Collective Memory and Collective Fear: How South Africans Use the Past to Explain Crime.” Qualitative Sociology 37(1): 69-92.

Vinitzky-Seroussi, Vered and Chana Teeger. 2010. “Unpacking the Unspoken: Silence in Collective Memory and Forgetting.” Social Forces 88(3): 1103-1122.

Teeger, Chana and Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi. 2007. “Controlling for Consensus: Commemorating Apartheid in South Africa.” Symbolic Interaction 30(1): 57-78.

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