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George Mudimu

Postdoctoral Fellow


Dr George Mudimu holds a PhD in Public Management (Rural Development and Management) from China Agricultural University in Beijing, a Master’s in Public Administration from Tsinghua University, also in Beijing, and an Honours in Public Administration from the University of Zimbabwe. He researches land politics, rural politics, livelihoods, agrarian change, and political economy. His PhD thesis was on Understanding Land Leasing, Livelihoods, and Capabilities in Post-Land Reform Zimbabwe. George’s current research is on counter-agrarian reform, capitalism, and rural politics in the countryside. He was a Research Fellow for the International Poverty Reduction Center in China, Beijing (August 2017-September 2018), a research intern with the Sam Moyo African Institute of Agrarian Studies (January 2018-August 2018), and is a member of the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative and the Collective of Agrarian Scholar-Activists of the Global South. He has published in leading international journals such as the Journal of Peasant StudiesAgrarian South: Journal of Political Economy, Review of African Political Economy, Journal of Contemporary African Studies and GeoJournal. George regularly writes opinion pieces in newspapers in Zimbabwe and is editor of the blogsite Peasants Corners that focuses on agrarian change in the countryside.