School of Social and Political Science

Thabani Mutambasere

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Lecturer in African Studies and International Development

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Chrystal Macmillan Building

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15a George Square

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  • PhD International Development, University of Sussex
  • MSc Development Studies, SOAS, University of London
  • PG Diploma Development Studies, National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe
  • BSocSc Politics, Public Policy and Administration, University of Cape Town

Research interests

Research interests

International development, African diaspora, migration and development, migration and mobility, humanitarianism, identity, citizenship in Africa, belonging, transnationalism, diaspora political mobilisations, civil society, social movements, African politics.

Staff Hours and Guidance

Mondays 10:00 - 12:00 online. Please book by clicking here. You will need to be logged into your Edinburgh Office 365 account. 


Publications by user content

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Mutambasere T. Connecting religious transnationalism and development: Charitable giving amongst Zimbabwean Catholics in London. Third World Quarterly. 2021 Nov 29.
Mutambasere T. [Review of] Development, (Dual) Citizenship and its Discontents in Africa: The Political Economy of Belonging to Liberia by Pailey, Robtel Neajai. International Migration Review. 2021 Nov 29.
Mutambasere TG. Diaspora citizenship in practice: Identity, belonging and transnational civic activism amongst Zimbabweans in the UK. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 2021 May 10.
Mutambasere T. Mapping Study on the Role and Faces of African Diaspora Humanitarianism during COVID-19: Findings and Recommendations. 1 ed. Ethiopia: African Union Commission, 2021. 34 p.