Research Project at the Centre
Afropolitanism, Black thought and Global Crisis
As the Western dominated liberal order frays and American hegemony weakens, increasing attention has been paid to new sources of multilateral co-operation, cosmopolitan politics, and citizen agency. My research at the centre examines Afropolitanism and new creative forms of African identity, in order to understand their contributions to debates on Pan-Africanism and the contemporary crisis in global order. It will engage with work on African continental governance and African identity, using Africa as a lens to think about questions of global goverance, liberal hegemony and rising threats of authoritarianism and anti-democratic politics. In addition, my work addresses issues of climate change, by engaging with African and Black political theory approaches to the Anthropocene, as an issue of global governance.
Chipato, Farai and Chandler, David (2022). 'Another decolonial approach is possible: international studies in an antiblack world', Third World Quarterly, doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2022.2069092.
Chipato, Farai (2021). 'Performative citizenship and the politics of scale: local, national and global citizenships in Zimbabwe', Political Geography, Volume 90, doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2021.102472.
Chandler, David and Chipato, Farai (2021). 'A call for abolition: the disavowal and displacement of race in critical security studies', Security Dialogue, 52(S1), 60-68, doi.org/10.1177/09670106211024413.
Chipato, Farai, Dorman, Sara Rich, and Ncube, Cornelias. (2020). 'The politics of civil society in Zimbabwe,' in Alexander, J. and Tendi, M., The Handbook of Zimbabwean Studies, Oxford: Oxford University Press.