People

Boniface Nevanji Bwanyire

  • Role in Center:

    SMUS Doctoral Student

  • Discipline:

    Sociology

  • University:

    Midlands State University

  • Country:

    Zimbabwe

Biography: Boniface was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and is a sociologist by profession. He studied Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University of Zimbabwe, where he was also employed as a Research and Teaching Assistant. His Masters’ Thesis focused on Traditional Medicine use and practices in the City of Harare, and highlighted how Indigenous knowledges on health and wellbeing were marginalized and ignored within physical urban space. His current work is centred on decolonizing the city in Africa, and promoting the use of epistemologies of the Global South in re-imagining and redesigning cities in Africa.

Research Topic: Decolonizing the City in Africa: Dynamics, Challenges and Prospects.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Urban Sociology
  • Spatial Inequality
  • Urban Sustainability
  • Epistemologies of the Global South
  • Decolonizing Social Science Methodology

Prizes & Awards:

  • Best Student in Sociology Award- Women’s University in Africa 2015
  •  GCSMUS PhD Scholarship holder