Boniface Nevanji Bwanyire

  • Role in Center:

    SMUS Doctoral Student

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  • University:

    Technische Universität Berlin

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Biography: Boniface is an African methodologist who studied sociology and social anthropology at the University of Zimbabwe. He was a teaching and research assistant at the University of Zimbabwe until 2018, and went on to be a Research Fellow at Midlands State University in Zimbabwe until December 2020. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Sociology at the Technical University of Berlin, and is also a co-organizer of a course on Global Inequality and Local Conceptions of the Future.

PhD Thesis Working Title: On the Coloniality of Space: A Historical and Contemporary Study of the City of Harare

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Nina Baur, Technische Universität Berlin; Prof. Dr. Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni (co-supervisor), Bayreuth University


Areas of Expertise:

  • African Epistemologies 
  • Spatial Inequality 
  • Decolonizing Social Science Methodologies 
  • Figurational Sociology  
  • Sociology of Knowledge 

Current Position(s):

  • SMUS Doctoral Student, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Co-Organizer and Teaching Assistant – Methods of Social Research, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Past Position(s)

  • January 2020 – January 2021: Research Fellow, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe
  • March 2017 – June 2018: Teaching Assistant, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe 

Prizes & Awards:

  • Since 2021: GCSMUS Scholarship 
  • 2020: IFH Scholarship, Midlands State University
  • 2015: Best Student in Sociology Award, Women’s University in Africa

Memberships & Networks:

  • Junior Sociologists Network of the International Sociological Association