Innocent Batsani-Ncube, previously ASA doctoral student, joins the Usawa Postdoctoral Fellow at SOAS, Politics and International Studies department.
Batsani-Ncube completed his PhD on Chinese government-funded and constructed parliament buildings in Lesotho, Malawi, and Zimbabwe at SOAS in February 2022. Before his PhD, he served for 16 years in the top tiers of African civic space as a politics, social justice, and governance programme specialist. His research explores the interaction of African states and African economies with state, business and non-profit actors from China, India, and Brazil. He is interested in understanding whether Africa’s relationship with these actors from the global South are potentially transformative, or again playing out in dependent form.
During the Usawa Postdoctoral Fellowship he will be investigating how the corporate behavior and business strategies of Chinese multinational companies impact the political economy of Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.