Simbarashe Gukurume

Simbarashe Gukurume holds a PhD from the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa and an MSc in Sociology and Social Anthropology, as well as a BSc in Sociology from the University of Zimbabwe, and is a social scientist working at the intersections of Sociology and Social Anthropology. He is a senior lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences, Sol Plaatje University, South Africa. Simbarashe is interested in questions around youth, informality, livelihoods, peacebuilding, religiosity, displacement, social and political movements, and other forms of everyday lives in contexts of protracted socio-economic and political crisis. He has been a recipient of the Matasa Network Fellowship award, IDS (University of Sussex), the Harry Frank Guggenheim Young African Scholars award, the Social Science Research Council’s (SSRC's) Next Generation Social Science in Africa (NextGen) fellowship award, the SSRC’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) Individual Research fellowship award and the Academy for African Urban Diversity (AAUD) award among others. Simbarashe is also a Salzburg Global Seminar fellow. His recent publications appear in the International Journal of Transitional Justice, Third World Thematics, African Identities, Journal of Southern African Studies, Political Psychology, and the Extractive Industries and Society, among other peer-reviewed journals.

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