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Prof Sabelo J. Ndlovu Gatsheni


Name: Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni
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About Prof Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

Prof Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni is a historian and decolonial/postcolonial theorist. He is currently Professor and Chair of Epistemologies of the Global South with Emphasis on Africa at the University of Bayreuth in Germany and member of the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the same institution. In addition, Prof Ndlovu-Gatsheni holds several professorships including Professor Extraordinarius in the Department of Leadership and Transformation (DLT) at the University of South Africa (UNISA); Professor Extraordinarius at the Centre for Gender and African Studies at the University of Free State (UFS) in South Africa; Honorary Professor in the School of Education (Education & Development Studies) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in South Africa; Visiting Research Fellow at the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in South Africa; and is also a Research Associate of The Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies at The Open University in the United Kingdom. He is also founding Head of the Archie Mafeje Research Institute for Applied Social Policy (AMRI) and the founder of the Africa Decolonial Research Network (ADERN), both at the University of South Africa, and is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). His field of work includes decolonial/postcolonial theory, empire & colonialism, politics of knowledge & decolonization of higher education, and he has fieldwork and archival experience in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Professor Ndlovu-Gatsheni has over a hundred publications to his name, which bear testimony to his global scholarly influence.

Recent publications

Ndlovu-Gatsheni, S.J. (2021). Marxism and Decolonization in the 21st Century: Living Theories and True Ideas. Routledge.

Ndlovu-Gatsheni, S.J. (2020). Decolonization, Development and Knowledge in Africa: Turning Over a New Leaf. Routledge.

Ndlovu-Gatsheni, S.J. (2020). The History and Political Transition of Zimbabwe: From Robert Mugabe to Mnangagwa. Palgrave Macmillan.