Simbarashe Gukurume

Simbarashe Gukurume is a social scientist working at the intersections of Sociology and Social Anthropology and is a senior lecturer at Sol Plaatje University.

Simbarashe is also a research associate at Stellenbosch University in the department of Sociology and Social Anthropology. His research interests collectively contribute to an overarching theme of youth subjectivities and how these intersect in complex ways with various aspects of everyday life such as politics, livelihoods, and transitions. Simbarashe is also interested in questions around informality, religiosity, displacement, youth political expressions in spaces of protracted economic and political crisis.

Simbarashe was awarded the African Peacebuilding Network Research Fellowship (2021-2022) by the Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC), the African Humanities Programme Fellowship, from the American Learned Societies, Carnegie Corporation, New York, USA. Simbarashe’s recent publications are in African Affairs, the International Journal of Transitional Justice, African Security Review, African Identities, Political Psychology and the Extractive Industries and Society among other journals.

Simbarashe also serves as an editorial board member of Anthropology Southern Africa and the journal of Religion and Development.

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