Simukai Chigudu named one of 10 African scholars to watch in 2024

The Africa Report has named Associate Professor Simukai Chigudu as one of 10 African scholars to watch in 2024. 

The list highlights 10 scholars who, according to the Africa Report, “have been making life-changing decisions that help change the world every day. Through their various fields of study/research, they deal with some of the world’s most pressing problems and help shape public debates”.

Dr Chigudu is Associate Professor of African Politics at ODID. His research focusses on the politics of global health and epidemics, race and identity, and citizenship and activist movements, with a regional focus on Africa and the African diaspora.

He is currently working on a new book, When Will We Be Free? Living in the Shadow of Empire and the Struggle for Decolonisation, which will be published by The Bodley Head and Crown in 2024. This book will combine memoir, political history and cultural criticism to show how colonialism continues to shape politics, society and culture in Africa and in Britain and to explore what it really means to decolonise.

The Africa Report is an award-winning English-language quarterly magazine that focuses on African politics and economics. 

Read the full Africa Report list.