University Schools

Welcome to our schools

Mr. Nixon Chisonga

Role: Lecturer


Academic Rank: Lecturer III


Qualifications: M.Phil (Development Studies, University Cape Town); Honours Degree in Social Sciences (Development Studies, University of Cape Town); BA (Development Studies major, University of Zambia)


 e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Specialization: social science research on informality and the everyday; urban citizenship and slum developments; young people and housing; the land question; gender, forest livelihood and sustainable management; education, and small scale agricultural productive systems; programme/project evaluation; monitoring and evaluation;  


Teaching: Research Methods in Development; Quantitative Social Research; Qualitative Social Research; Globalization and Development; Science, Technology and Development; Poverty and Inequality; and, Introduction to Development Studies.



Selected Publications:


1.    Apgar JM, Tolentino L, Golam F, Aktar S, Orirana G, Saeni E, Chea S, Hak S, Chisonga N, and Lunda Kalembwe J., 2015. ‘Developing Community Ownership in Agricultural Research’, Chapter published in Douthwaite B, Apgar JM, Schwarz A, McDougall C, Attwood S, Senaratna Sellamuttu S and Clayton T, eds. 2015. Research in development: Learning from the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems. Penang, Malaysia: CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems. Working Paper: AAS-2015-16.


2.    Chisonga, N. 2011. ‘Access to Housing in Cape Town: Do Young People Move Smoothly from Parental Housing to Independent Living Arrangements?’, MPhil Dissertation, University of Cape Town;


3.       Chisonga, N., et al. 2009. ‘Fieldwork Stories: Negotiating Positionality, Power and Purpose’, in Feminist Africa, Issue 13, December;


4.       Chisonga, N., 2009. ‘Gendered Access to Land and Housing: An Ethnographic Study of Small Scale Market Traders in Matero Township (Lusaka)’. Paper presented at the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) Scientific Panel on Gender, and the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) International Conference on Gender and Empowerment, Nairobi, Kenya, 24-27 August;



Connect with us

26 km from Kabwe Town along Great North Rd, Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia

  • dummy+(260) 215 228 004

  • dummy


Enter your email and we'll send you more information