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Dr Ellen Chipango

Name: Ellen Chipango
Location: C-RING 626A Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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About Dr Ellen Chipango

Ellen Chipango completed her doctoral degree in 2018 at the University of Johannesburg and her thesis focused on the rural electrification-ecological sustainability nexus in Zimbabwe. She was awarded an African Pathways NIHSS–CODESRIA doctoral scholarship for her research towards a PhD in Development Studies. Currently, she is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Sociology Department at the University of Johannesburg. Her current research interests include the nature-society nexus; and energy and environmental justice.
  • PhD in Development Studies, University of Johannesburg
  • MSc in Development Studies, Women’s University in Africa
  • B.A (Honours), University of Zimbabwe
Research interests
  • Energy and environmental justice
  • Political ecology
  • Social justice and rural development
  • Policy processes within development bureaucracies
Chipango, E.F. (2019). Towards a Conceptualisation of Power in Fuelwood Access in Zimbabwe, Conservation and Society, 17(2): 184-194.
Chipango, E.F. (2018). Reinterpreting Energy Poverty in Zimbabwe: A Scalar Perspective, Journal of Political Ecology, 25(1):205-220.
Chipango, E.F. (2018). Coping with Energy Poverty in Rural Zimbabwe: Spaces Matter, Review of Social Sciences, 3(1):1-15.