Desire Chiwandire
Postdoctoral Fellow

Des Chiwandire is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation (CriSHET) at Nelson Mandela University (NMU). He holds a PhD in Political and International Studies from Rhodes University. His doctoral thesis focused on the social inclusion of students with disabilities at South African higher education institutions. He also works with NMU’s Transformation Office and the Universal Accessibility and Disability services (UADS) on issues related to campus disability inclusion research, advocacy and awareness raising initiatives. He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Critical Disability Studies and Political Studies at Rhodes University. His research interests broadly focus on Disability Politics specifically the intersectionality of race, class, gender, and disability in South African educational and workplace environments.