As a researcher, I have a Y1 NRF rating and have published multiple books, book chapters, journal articles, and opinion articles on global politics with a focus on international territorial disputes, trade and technologies. More details on my research are here, my list of publications is here, and details on my teaching are here.


I am an Associate Professor with my teaching including courses on Technology Dynamics in international relations; International Law; African Political History; and Africa-China Relations at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the the University of Johannesburg (UJ).


As of 1 June 2021, I have been the Head of Department (HoD) at the Department of Politics and International Relations at UJ and also Head of Unit (HoU) of the 4IR and Digital Policy Unit (4DPRU) within the Department of Politics and International Relations. The 4DPRU was established on 1 November 2021. My other affiliations include the Africa Policy Research Institute (APRI) in Berlin, Germany, where I am a research fellow with a focus on digital policy.

Find me on Twitter @PolsciBhaso and Instagram @bhasondzendze

My scholarship.

Some of my publications include the book Artificial intelligence and International Relations Theories, The BRICS Order co-edited with David Monyae, a special issue of The Thinker looking at matters confronting the country and continent, and the comprehensive report, What is Africa’s Digital Agenda? coauthored with colleagues at APRI.

I am also editor-in-chief of the newly established Digital Policy Studies. Our first issue is to come out in May of 2022.