Professor Emeritus

Dr. Brokensha passed away in 2017

View the Chancellor's announcement about Dr. Brokensha's passing


Cultural ecology, modernization.

• Faculty in Environmental Studies and Anthropology Depts.

• Ph.D., Oxford University 


Professor of Anthropology (1966-1989) and Environmental Studies (1983-1989)

We are sorry to share that Professor David Brokensha passed away on Thursday, June15, 2017 at his home in Fishoek, South Africa.


Slikkerveer, L. Jan, Michael D. Warren, David Brokensha. The Cultural Dimension of Development: Indigenous Knowledge Systems. Stylus Publications: 1995 (paperback).

Brokensha, David. Seeds of Dissidence: South African Case Studies. Pennington Beach: 1995.

Brokensha, David, P.T.W. Baxter. A River of Blessings: Essays in Honor of Paul Baxter. (Foreign and Comparative Studies: African Series; 44). Syracuse University, 1994.

Brokensha, David, Alfredo Varela. "Nana's Durbar: Golden Jubilee and Larteh, Ghana." The World and I. December 1989.

Riley, Bernard W., David Brokensha. Mbere in Kenya: Changing Rural Ecology. University Press of America, 1988.

Riley, Bernard W., David Brokensha. Mbere in Kenya: Botanical Identities and Uses. University Press of America, 1988.

Brokensha, David (Editor), Peter D. Little (Editor). Anthropology of Development and Change in East Africa. Westview Press, 1988.

Brokensha, David, Gautam S. Dutt, Russell deLucia, Howard S. Geller, W.B. Morgan, A.K.N. Reddy. Wood Fuel Surveys. Forestry for Local Community Development Programme, FAO. Overseas Development Institute (Grey Literature, Forest Policy and Environmental Group): 1983.

Brokensha, David, P. Hodge Chandler. Community Development: An Interpretion. Chandler, USA: 1970.

Brokensha, David. Social Change at Larteh, Ghana. (Oxford Monographs on Social Anthropology). Oxford University Press: 1966.