Thuthuzelekani Mvimbi


Current Fellows: Political Studies Department, Honour

I am Thuthuzelekani Mvimbi and I am an Honours student in Political Studies at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). Throughout my undergraduate studies at the University of the Western Cape I have academically excelled. In 2015 and 2016 I was amongst top achievers in the Arts faculty. I obtained an average of 77% in 2015 and an average of 76% in 2016 have been on the UWC Deans Merit Award on two occasions.

As a result of my academic performance, I received the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship scholarship and as the result of the scholarship I attended a Summer Programme in the United States of America where I drafted a research proposal. I have also been awarded a scholarship at the Centre for Humanities Research enabling me to be a Fellow the Centre. I am a member of the Golden Key International Honours Society and I have completed my Undergraduate Degree with a Summa Cum Laude. I will be pursuing Postgraduate Studies in Political Studies because I have great passion for Political Studies. I have academically excelled in this module and am currently tutoring Pol 235, African Political Thought. The research theme for the research paper I will be writing in the Honours level is Migrating Violence and my research question Is Political Violence a Root Cause of Insurgent Citizenship? I am interested in becoming a researcher in the Political Studies discourse. It is through research that knowledge is created and being a creator of knowledge is one of my main goal.