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Ancillary activities

Co-founder and chairman of Wild White Lions Foundation

Ancillary activities

  • CERES Research School for Resource Studies for Development | Utrecht | Bestuurder | 2013-09-02 - present
  • ASC | Leiden | Bestuurslid | 2013-12-02 - present
  • St. Internationale Samenwerking | Breukelen | Bestuurslid | 2013-12-02 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Personal information

Harry Wels is a long-standing member of the VU academic community, going back to his training in anthropology in the early 1980s. He has not left VU ever since.

Research

Harry Wels' research foci are:

  • The role of non-human animals and human-animal relations in Organisation Sciences
  • The political economy of private wildlife conservation in southern Africa
  • Diversity in higher education in South Africa

Education

Harry Wels was trained as an anthropologist at VU and got his PhD in 2000 with a thesis on processes of organisational cooperation in private wildlife conservation in Zimbabwe.

Teaching

Harry Wels' main teaching is on processes of organizational culture and change and qualitative research methodologies.

Ancillary activities

Harry Wels' main ancillary activities are in the domains of international development and wildlife conservation.

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Southern Africa Social Sciences
conservation Social Sciences
animal Social Sciences
nature conservation Earth & Environmental Sciences
nature reserve Social Sciences
cultural heritage Earth & Environmental Sciences
protected area Earth & Environmental Sciences
ethnography Social Sciences

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Research Output 1996 2019

Academia in Crisis: The Rise and Risk of Neoliberal Education in Europe

Donskis, L. (ed.), Sabelis, I. H. J. (ed.), Kamsteeg, F. & Wels, H., 26 Sep 2019, Brill. 180 p.

Research output: Book / ReportBook editingAcademic

Introduction: people, animals, morality, and marginality: Reconfiguring wildlife conservation in Southern Africa

Wels, H., Gewald, J-B. & Spierenburg, M., 2019, Nature conservation in Southern Africa: Morality and marginality: Towards sentient conservtaion?. Gewald, J-B., Wels, H. & Spierenburg, M. (eds.). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, p. 1-22 22 p. (African Dynamics; vol. 16).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

New 'ordinary' of winners: South Africa as part of BRICS

Kamsteeg, F. & Wels, H., 4 Feb 2019, In : Clingendael Spectator. 73, 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Rewilding white lions: Conservation through the eyes of carnivores

Wels, H., 2019, Nature conservation in Southern Africa: Morality and marginality: Towards sentient conservation?. Gewald, J-B., Wels, H. & Spierenburg, M. (eds.). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, p. 67-98 31 p. (African Dynamics; vol. 16).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Authenticity lost? The significance of cultural villages in the conservation of heritage in South Africa

Boonzaaier, C. & Wels, H., 2018, In : Journal of Heritage Tourism. 13, 2, p. 181-193 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

cultural heritage
heritage tourism
village
fieldwork
Africa

Activities 1998 2009

  • 7 Lecture / Presentation
  • 1 Editorial work

Zuid-Afrika (Journal)

S. Stehouwer (Member of editorial board), H. Wels (Member of editorial board)
2009

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Interpretation versus data analysis

H. Wels (Invited speaker)
4 Oct 2000

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

A critical reflection on cultural tourism in Africa: The power of imagery

H. Wels (Speaker)
14 Dec 2000

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Sustainable social development in context: The land question in Zimbabwe

H. Wels (Speaker)
10 Feb 2000

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Observation versus data collection

H. Wels (Invited speaker)
3 Oct 2000

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic