Daniel Lifuka Sichinga

  • University of Cape Town, PhD


Izu Daniel Lifuka Sichinga, is a LGBTQI+ hate crimes researcher, policing scholar, and criminologist from Chingola, Zambia. His work at the University of Cape Town focuses on queering and decolonizing criminology/policing in the African context. His recent research explores the perceptions and challenges faced by frontline police officers dealing with LGBTQI+ hate crimes in Cape Town. Currently a PhD candidate, Izu investigates how LGBTQI+ police officers navigate their identity in the South African Police Service. Beyond academia, he has extensive experience in communication, project management, and research across various sectors. Passionate about higher education, Izu aims to train the next generation of critical social scientists in Africa.