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Postdoctoral Research Fellow; Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa, University of Cape Town

Sishuwa Sishuwa is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa at the University of Cape Town, and a Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Zambia, with teaching and research interests in 19th and 20th century African History. He has published on identity politics, civil society, historical biography, and elections. His article, “‘A White Man Will Never Be a Zambian’: Racialised Nationalism, the Rule of Law, and Competing Visions of Independent Zambia in the Case of Justice James Skinner, 1964–1969”, was awarded the 2020 Terence Ranger Prize for the best article by an author who has not previously been published in the Journal of Southern African Studies. His monograph, Populism in Zambia: A Political Biography of Michael Sata, is forthcoming.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Modern History , University of Cape Town


  • 2016 
    University of Oxford, DPhil/History