Colin Murray Award for Postdoctoral Research in Southern Africa Journal of Southern African Studies

Journal of Southern African Studies
The Editorial Board of the Journal of Southern African Studies (JSAS) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Colin Murray Postdoctoral Research Award: Edmore Chitukutuku.
 
Edmore completed his PhD in Anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2017. His project is entitled ‘Conflict and its intimacy: political violence among neighbours in northern Zimbabwe.’ The project examines the causes, the organisation, the experiences and the legacies of the 2008 political violence in Bindura South. The project is particularly interested in the ways that ‘intimacy’ was implicated in the violence. It therefore examines how kinship and family relations were politicized and become the object of hate mobilisation. It also explores how families grappled with the legacies of the violence. The research will primarily be conducted in Northern Zimbabwe.  
 
More about the Colin Murray Award for Postdoctoral Research
 
The Board welcomes applications annually from postdoctoral researchers for up to £2,500 to support original ‘engaged field research’ on a topic relevant to the diverse interests and work of the late Colin Murray. For an overview of his work please visit this page. Eligible applicants must be within two years from the award of their PhD. The research should be conducted within, and have potential benefit to Southern African studies (defined as the region covered by JSAS).
 
Previous prize winners:
 
2017 - Janne Juhana Rantala
2016 - Chrisitanne Naaman – awarded but did not take it up
2015 - Joseph Mujere – Took up award (pictured above)