The African Studies Association is saddened by the passing of renowned Historian and Distinguished Africanist award winner, Professor Terrence Ranger. Professor Ranger passed away on January 3rd, 2015.
Born in South Norwood, south-east London, Ranger was educated at Highgate School in North London.He was an emeritus fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, England. He previously held the chair of Rhodes Professor of Race Relations at the university.
One of his influential works was a collaboration with Eric Hobsbawm, The Invention of Tradition (1983).