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Dr Mickias Musiyiwa (Chairman, Senior Lecturer)

– PhD (Stellenbosch), MA, BA (Hons), BA (Gen), Grad.C.E (UZ)

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Dr Musiyiwa teaches courses in literary theory, literature, oral literature, African thought, popular music and children’s literature. He has published many journal articles and chapters in books on Zimbabwean popular music, literature and children’s literature covering topics on gender, communication, mythology, identity, religion, politics and storytelling. His research interests are in popular music, children’s literature, gender, sexuality, oral literature, mythology, discourse analysis, communication and narrative.

In 2011 he was awarded the African Doctoral Academy by Stellenbosch University. In March 2013 he took a Graduate Research Affiliate position in the Department of African Languages at the same university. In 2009 he was awarded the International Youth Library fellowship to do research on children’s literature in Germany. He teaches courses in African literature, literary theory, popular music, children’s literature, oral literature and African culture and thought.

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Chairperson

Dr Mickias Musiyiwa

PhD (Stellenbosch), MA, BA (Hons), BA (Gen), Grad.C.E (UZ)
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Dr Musiyiwa teaches courses in literary theory, literature, oral literature, African thought, popular music and children’s literature. He has published many journal articles and chapters in books on Zimbabwean popular music, literature and children’s literature covering topics on gender, communication, mythology, identity, religion, politics and storytelling. His research interests are in popular music, children’s literature, gender, sexuality, oral literature, mythology, discourse analysis, communication and narrative.

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Nehemiah Chivandikwa (Senior Lecturer – DPhil; MPhil; BA (Hons); BA (Gen) (UZ)
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Dr Chivandikwa’s research interests are in theatre, performance, television studies, development communication, gender, disability and body politics. He derives his theoretical persuasions from the critical disability theory, performance theory, audience reception theory and the post-colonial theory. His mission is to theorise practice and practice theory

 

 

Mr Ngonidzashe Muwonwa (Lecturer – Mphil, BA (Hons) (UZ)

Mr Muwonwa is currently studying for a DPhil in applied multi-media with the University of Zimbabwe. His research covers performance, applied multi-media, youth sexuality and entertainment education. His recent publications are in young women's empowerment in university contexts and youth sexuality,

 

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Dr Kelvin Chikonzo (Senior Lecturer) - DPhil, MPhil, BA Hons (UZ)
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Research Interests: Dr Chikonzo’s research interests cover identity, resistance studies, performance history, subaltern studies, democracy, and cultural studies within theoretical frameworks of post-linearity (post-colonialism), post-feminism, post-nationalism, post-modernism, post-dramatic semiotics, psychoanalysis, narratology, Marxism, Gaze and Afrocentricity. He sees his research mission as to recuperate the African voice in its diversity and plurality.
He teaches courses in film, television, radio, performance, dance and dramatic literature, acting theory and techniques, theatre and society, and directing.


Mr. Nkululeko Sibanda – MA (KwaZulu-Natal), BA (Hons) (UZ)
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Research Interests: Mr. Sibanda’s research interests include scenography, alternative scenography, politics of performance and African Theatre. He has published journal articles that explored the politics of performance, alternative scenography, theatre training and development in post-independence Zimbabwe and post-apartheid South Africa. He is currently reading for his PhD in Drama and Performance Studies with the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In his Doctoral thesis, he explores post-independence alternative scenographic practice from a spatial perspective using Stanley Hall and Theatre-in-the-Park as case studies.He teaches courses in stagecraft, dance, African theatre, choreography, production practicum and choreography.


Ruth Makumbirofa - MA (Wits University), BA (Hons) (UZ)
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Research Interests: Applied drama; events and theatre management. Currently she is working for her DPhil thesis focusing on how Shona funeral ritual performances can be appropriated in modern counseling frameworks.
She teaches courses in uses of theatre, theatre and events management, arts administration and African theatre.

 

Doricah Mhako – Mphil, BA (Hons) (UZ)
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Research Interests: Ms Mhako’s research interests are in the area of gender, conflict, activism, advocacy and performance. She is pursuing her PhD studies in gender and activism and has published several journal articles in the same area.
Ms Mhako teaches courses in history of theatre, text performance and communication, scriptwriting.

 

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