David Theo Goldberg

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South African Social scientist

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David Theo Goldberg is the director of the systemwide University of California Humanities Research Institute, and a Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Anthropology for the University of California at Irvine. He studied economics, politics, and philosophy from the University of Cape Town before earning a Ph.D. in philosophy from the City University of New York.

His research has explored themes of race and racism, law and society, ethics, critical theory, digital humanities, critical race theory, cultural and university studies. He has written extensively on race theory, in particular, with books titled, Are We All Postracial Yet?, Racial Subjects: Writing on Race in America, and Ethical Theory and Social Issues: Historical Texts and Contemporary Readings.

He is the former executive director of the MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Research Hub at the University of California at Irvine, where he led the Digital Media and Learning Competition. He founded the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory with colleagues Cathy Davidson and Kevin Franklin. The program worked to promote interdisciplinary partnerships between the arts, sciences and technology fields.

He also co-founded Metfilms while still in college, a film and music-video production company that went on to produce an award-winning film. He remains active in research and innovation in digital humanities.

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According to Wikipedia, David Theo Goldberg is a South African professor working in the United States, known for his work in critical race theory, the digital humanities, and the state of the university. Goldberg was born and raised in South Africa, and earned degrees in economics, politics, and philosophy from the University of Cape Town. Moving to the United States, he earned a PhD in philosophy from the City University of New York in 1985. While completing his PhD, he co-founded Metafilms, a film and music-video production company; among other things, it produced an award winning film on Robben Island and the music video for Kurtis Blow's Basketball.

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