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Matipa Mukondiwa

PhD student

Coloniality and decoloniality in Zimbabwean Secondary Schools.



  • Has worked with Good Food Oxford and the Equity & Merit Scholarship Team


  • BSocSci (Hons) Politics and International Relations at the University of Manchester
  • MSc African Studies at the University of Oxford


  • Oxford-Patrick Duncan Graduate Scholarship in Sustainable Development (October 2019-June 2020)
  • Mackenzie Prize at the University of Manchester (June 2019)
  • Distinguished Achievement Award at the University of Manchester (May 2019)


Matipa is excited to be thinking with and learning from Africa in her research as she contributes to decolonial debates by focusing on Zimbabwean Secondary Schools; the knowledge produced in these spaces and the material manifestations of coloniality and decoloniality.


Supervised on Paper 4: Citizenship, Cities and Civil Society.