Simbarashe Gukurume

Simbarashe Gukurume is a senior lecturer at Sol Plaatje University, South Africa. His research interests focus on the intersections of sociology and social anthropology. Simbarashe is also 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 crises. He is particularly interested in the forms of agency, socialities, and convivialities that emerge and are forged in times of protracted crisis and uncertainty. Simbarashe has received research grants and fellowship awards from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa and African Peacebuilding Network programs of the Social Science Research Council, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, NorGlobal, and the American Council of Learned Societies. His scholarly articles have been published in African Affairs, the International Journal of Transitional Justice, African Security Review, African Identities, Political Psychology, and Extractive Industries and Society, among other journals. Simbarashe is also a member of the editorial board of Anthropology Southern Africa and the Journal of Religion and Development.

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