Dr Simukai Chigudu is Associate Professor of African Politics at the Oxford Department of International Development, the University of Oxford. His current book project, The Political Life of an Epidemic: Cholera, Crisis and Citizenship in Zimbabwe (under review with Cambridge University Press), examines the social and political causes and consequences of Zimbabwe’s catastrophic cholera outbreak in 2008/09, the worst in African history. More generally, Simukai is interested in the social politics of inequality in Africa. He has conducted research in Zimbabwe, Uganda, The Gambia, and Tanzania, and has publications in several leading social science and medical journals. Prior to working in academia, Simukai was a medical doctor in the UK’s National Health Service. He holds a PhD in International Development from the University of Oxford.