William Beinart (born January 19, 1951 in Cape Town) is a historian and Africanist. He was educated at the University of Cape Town and School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He taught at the University of Bristol from 1983 to 1997, and is now a professor of race relations and director of graduate studies at the African Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford His focuses are South Africa and the developments of racism.
- Beinart, William; Dubow, Saul, eds. (1995). Segregation and Apartheid in Twentieth Century South Africa. New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-134-85033-4.
- William Beinart (2008). The Rise of Conservation in South Africa: Settlers, Livestock, and the Environment 1770-1950 (Pbk. ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-954122-5.
- William Beinart; Luvuyo Wotshela (2011). Prickly Pear: A Social History of a Plant in the Eastern Cape. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press. ISBN 978-1-86814-530-0.