About the speakers
Dr. Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni is Professor and Chair of Epistemologies of the Global South with Emphasis on Africa at the University of Bayreuth, and a member of Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence.
Ndlovu-Gatsheni is Professor Extraordinarius at various institutions, including the Department of Leadership and Transformation at the University of South Africa (UNISA) and University of Free State in South Africa. He is also Honorary Professor in the School of Education (Education & Development Studies) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.
His field of work comprises the decolonial/postcolonial theory, empire & colonialism, politics of knowledge & decolonization of higher education, Black radical tradition/Black Marxism, African history, African development & African political economy, Nguni history (Ndebele), and has fieldwork and archival experience in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Professor Ndlovu-Gatsheni has published over a hundred publications and some of his key publications include Empire, Global Coloniality and African Subjectivity (Berghahn Books, June 2013); Coloniality of Power in Postcolonial Africa: Myths of Decolonization (CODESRIA Book Series, 2013); Mugabeism? History, Politics and Power in Zimbabwe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015); Decolonizing the University, Knowledge Systems and Disciplines (Carolina Academic Press, 2016) co-edited with Siphamandla Zondi; The Decolonial Mandela: Peace, Justice and Politics of Life (Berghahn Books, 2016); Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo of Zimbabwe: Politics, Power and Memory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017; and Epistemic Freedom in Africa: Deprovincialization and Decolonization (Routledge, 2018). His latest publications include Decolonization, Development and Knowledge in Africa: Turning Over a New Leaf (Routledge, 2020); The History and Political Transition of Zimbabwe: From Robert Mugabe to Mnangagwa (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020); and Marxism and Decolonization in the 21st Century: Living Theories and True Ideas (Routledge, July 2021) co-edited with Morgan Ndlovu.