Tinashe Chimbidzikai

Tinashe Chimbidzikai is doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. His research project is co-supervised by Dr Lorena Nunez Carasco and Prof. Dr Rijk Van Dijk and explores the hodological (re-) construction and (re-) production of spaces by Pentecostal migrants in South Africa.

Tinashe was awarded a research fellowship with the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MPI-MMG) in Gottingen, German. At MPI-MMG he is working in the project 'GlobaldiverCities - Migration and New Diversities in Global Cities: Comparatively Conceiving, Observing and Visualizing Diversification in Urban Public Spaces' headed by Prof. Dr. Steven Vertovec. Tinashe holds an MSc in Sociology and Social Anthropology and BSc Honors Degree in Sociology from the University of Zimbabwe. He has previously taught and coordinated undergraduate students in the fields of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University of Zimbabwe and Arrupe College- School of Philosophy and Humanities as well as gender and feminist studies from the Women’s University in Africa. He has vast experience in managing HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services projects in Zimbabwe and at regional level in Southern Africa. Until recently he managed three projects funded by PEPFAR (CDC), UNICEF and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) supporting the care and treatment for children and adolescents living with HIV.

His latest publication is a chapter entitled, "(Re)negotiating Gender Identity Among Zimbabwean Female Pentecostal Migrants in South Africa" in an edited the book Gender and Mobility in Africa Borders, Bodies and Boundaries Editors: Hiralal, Kalpana, Jinnah, Zaheera (Eds.).

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University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg