Simukai Chigudu wins Audrey Richards Prize for best African Studies doctoral thesis

17 September, 2018

Congratulations to Simukai Chigudu, who has won the 2018 Audrey Richards Prize, awarded biennially for the best doctoral thesis in African Studies successfully examined in a British institution of higher education.

Simukai completed his DPhil, which explored the politics of Zimbabwe’s 2008/09 cholera outbreak, at ODID in 2017. He is now Associate Professor of African Politics at the department.

The prize is awarded by the African Studies Association of the UK (ASAUK) and was announced at the biennial conference in Birmingham this month.

Dr Audrey Richards, CBE, (1899–1984) was a pioneering British social anthropologist who worked mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, notably Zambia, South Africa and Uganda. She held lectureships and directorships at LSE, Witwatersrand, Makerere, and Cambridge. She was the Second President of ASAUK. 

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