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Shingirai Mtero

Postdoctoral Researcher, The Nordic Africa Institute

Shingirai Mtero (PhD) is a cross-disciplinary African scholar whose research and teaching areas include: African Gender Studies, African Feminism(s), African Peace & Security, International Criminal Justice and Critical Security Studies. She is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute, working on the project: Making Politics Safer- Gendered Violence and Electoral Temporalities in Africa.

She holds a PhD in Political & International Studies from the Department of Political and International Studies at Rhodes University, where she served as a Lecturer for five years. She was a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow and a 2017 Visiting Research Fellow at the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts at the University of Copenhagen. She serves on the Knowledge Network of the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa and has functioned as an independent consultant for the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung –South Africa.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Researcher , The Nordic Africa Institute
  • 2016–2021
    Lecturer, Rhodes University


  • 2021 
    Rhodes University , PhD in Political & International Studies
  • 2013 
    Rhodes University , MA International Studies [With Distinction]