• About

    I am an academic and a writer, currently based in Mauritius. I hold an undergraduate degree in social sciences from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and an MSc in Forced Migration from Oxford where I was a Rhodes Scholar. My PhD is in anthropology from Stanford University, USA. I have studied, worked, and taught at a wide range of institutions in Angola, Brazil, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa, the UK, the USA and Zambia.

  • Consulting

    I periodically work with schools and other institutions to explore diversity and decoloniality in teaching and learning. I am currently developing corporate training around global citizenship, diversity, and community engagement. Please contact me if you are interested in these services.

    Teaching for the 21st century

    How to make your classrooms more inclusive using both old and new tools.

    Building on this work I offer workshops for teachers and students on pedagogy for our times. These are designed specifically for the context of the school or institution concerned.

    Difficult dialogue

    Learning to listen, learning to communicate, learning to engage difficult or taboo topics respectfully and productively.

    These workshops offer tools for dialogue around difficult subjects including race, religion, gender, politics, prejudice and more. Grounded in mindfulness practice, they are also individually structured for the relevant context.


    I can be found on academia.edu, research gate and other relevant academic channels, as well as twitter. My professional email is j.auerbach@open.ac.mu. Alternatively message me here.