Dr Farai Chipato

Postdoc Research Fellow

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 44
47059 Duisburg

Phone: +49 (0)203 379-5245
Fax: +49 (0)203 379-5276
E-Mail: chipato@gcr21.org





Since 02/2022

University of Glasgow

School of Geographical and Earth Sciences

Lecturer in Black Geographies

02/2021 - 02/2022

University of Ottawa

Centre for International Policy Studies

Postdoctoral Fellow

09/2016 - 09/2016



2009 - 2013

New Economy Manchester

Economic Analyst


Dr Farai Chipato joined the research group 'Global cooperation and diverse conceptions of world order' in September 2022 and will be a Postdoc Research Fellow at the Centre until August 2023.

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.

Research Interests

  • Pan-Africanism and African Politics
  • International interventions, peacebuilding and democracy promotion
  • International development
  • The Anthropocene and critiques of modernity     
  • Black political thought
  • Zimbabwean politics
  • Social movemetns and activism


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.