Tinashe Chimbidzikai

Tinashe Chimbidzikai


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Tinashe Chimbidzikai joins the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity as a doctoral research fellow in the Socio-Cultural Diversity department. His study uses the dimension of space to explore the everyday lives of Pentecostal migrants from Zimbabwe living in the diverse city of Johannesburg, South Africa. The study explores the nuances around the fluid boundaries between public and private spaces and how they are imagined, established/constructed and maintained or contested over time. Space, in the study relates to both physical/material and symbolic/immaterial forms. Tinashe holds a Masters and Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Social Anthropology from the University of Zimbabwe. He has previously tutored and coordinated undergraduate students in Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University of Zimbabwe, Arrupe College, and in gender and feminist studies at the Women’s University in Africa. He has vast experience in managing HIV/AIDS care and treatment services projects in Zimbabwe and the Southern Africa sub-region. Until recently, Tinashe was managing three projects funded by PEPFAR (CDC), UNICEF and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) supporting the care and treatment for children and adolescents living with HIV in Zimbabwe.


Book chapters

[2018] "(Re)negotiating Gender Identity Among Zimbabwean Female Pentecostal Migrants in South Africa" in Hiralal, Kalpana, Jinnah, Zaheera (eds.) Gender and Mobility in Africa Borders, Bodies and Boundaries, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 49-74. 

Peer reviewed journal articles

[2018] “Time taken to link newly identified HIV positive clients to care following a home-base index case HIV testing: Experience from two provinces in Zimbabwe”, in PLoS ONE (with Taurayi Tafuma, Nyikadzino Mahachi, Chengetai Dziwa, Peter Marowa, Tafara Moga,  Auxillia Muchedzi, Tendai Nyagura, Mula Mpofu).

[2018] “Barriers to HIV service utilisation by people living with HIV in two provinces of Zimbabwe: Results from 2016 baseline assessment”, in  Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine Vol 19 (1) (with Taurayi Tafuma, Nyikadzino Mahachi, Chengetai Dziwa, Tafara Moga, Auxilia Muchedzi, Getrude Ncube, Joseph Murungu, Tendai Nyagura, Katherine Lew).

[2008] “Communities at Work: A Case of Local Responses to Care and Support of Children in Zimbabwe”, in  Canadian Journal of Public Health / Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique Vol. 99, Supplement 1: Building HIV and AIDS Competence among Community Organizations in Southern Africa (MAY/JUNE 2008) (with Allan Mushonga).