David Matsinhe

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

I hold a PhD in Political Sociology and African Studies from the University of Alberta; an MA in Sociology of Gender and International Development from the University of Calgary; an MTh in Social and Development Ethics from the University of South Africa; and a BTh in African and Latin American Liberation Theologies from Nazarene University College (now Ambrose University College). I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, where I teach Social Innovation, Poltical Economy and Development Policies, Strategies and Theories. I taught Sociology in Canada at Athabasca University, University of Alberta and University of Calgary. In addition, I am an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University. I also worked in Ottawa as a Policy Analyst on Social Innovation, Social Inclusion and Immigration Policies in the Department of Employment and Social Development, Government of Canada.

I am the author of the book Apartheid Vertigo: The Rise in Discrimination Against Africans in South Africa (Ashgate, 2011), and articles including, “Africa’s Fear of Itself: The ideology of Makwerekwere in South Africa”, Third World Quarterly Vol. 32(2): 295-313; “Quest for Methodological Alternatives”, Current Sociology Vol. 55(6): 836-856; and “The Dance Floor: Nightlife, Civilizing Process and Multiculturalism in Canada”, Space and Culture Vol. 12(1): 116-135. My forthcoming book is entitled Tales of Manhood in Mozambique.

I speak Chopi, Tsonga, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and some Tswana and Zulu.

  • Work
    • University of Johanneburg
  • Education
    • University of Alberta
    • University of Calgary
    • University of South Africa
    • Nazarene University College (Ambrose University College)