Godfrey Maringira

Godfrey Maringira is an associate professor of anthropology at Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley, South Africa. He is a senior Volkswagen Stiftung Foundation research fellow and is also a principal investigator of the International Development Research Center (IDRC) research project on gang violence in South Africa. He is a recipient of the SSRC’s Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa and African Peacebuilding Network grants, and he is currently serving as a board member of the SSRC’s Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program. His areas of research include armed violence in Africa with a specific focus on gangs, war, and the military in postcolonial Africa. He was awarded the 2017 African Affairs best author prize in 2018. In addition, he was awarded the Benedict Wallet Bambatha Vilakazi Prize for his article published in African Studies in 2018. His book Soldiers and the State in Zimbabwe was published in 2019 by Routledge.

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