Jan K. Coetzee
Jan K. Coetzee is a Senior Professor of Sociology at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa and an Emeritus Professor at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa.
He holds a DPhil in Sociology and a degree in Divinity from the University of Pretoria. He has been teaching the sociology of developing societies and qualitative methodology for several years.
His research interests include qualitative studies into the lives of people living on the margin of society, as well as qualitative studies into the lives of former political prisoners. He is currently running a postgraduate programme in The Narrative Study of Lives.
His publications include Development: theory, policy, and practice (Oxford University Press, 2001), Fallen Walls: prisoners of conscience in South Africa and Czechoslovakia (Transaction Publishers, 2004) and Narrating memory: weighing up the testimony (in Qualitative Sociology Review, 2011).