Spring 2013 (current)
- History 148AU
African Urban History: From the Ancient City State to the Contemporary Metropolis
- History 201C
Advanced Historical Literature: Comparative
Fall 2013 (tentative)
- History 201AF
Advanced Historical Literature-Africa
- History 49A
Survey of African History (Prehistory to 1800 CE) [cross listed]
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Current Graduate Students
Ph.D., Dalhousie University, 2008
HSSB 4214 Spring 2013 Hours:
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I teach and research African cultural, social and economic histories with a specialization on Southern Africa and Zimbabwe. I am especially interested in emerging methodologies that foreground subaltern voices, epistemologies and forms of selfcraft that have long been silenced by the written archive as the site of dominant knowledge production. (more...)
Research and Teaching Interests
- African Social and Economic Histories
- Music, African Identities and Power
- The Media: The Press & the Radio in Colonial and Post-Colonial Southern Africa
- Electrification, Space and Ideologies of Control
- Colonialism in Africa
- “‘Broadcasting to Africans’: Constructing Subjects, Contesting Colonial Radio in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi, 1939-1963,” Article (forthcoming
- African Music, Identities and Power in Colonial Zimbabwe, Late 1800s to the Contemporary Times (Two-Part Book Project)
- Geographies of Power: Electrification and Urbanization in Colonial Zimbabwe (Book Project)
- “The Third Chimurenga: Land & Song in Zimbabwe’s Ultra-Nationalist State Ideology, 2000-2007,"
Redemptive or Grotesque Nationalism? Rethinking Contemporary Politics in Zimbabwe, S.J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni and J. Muzondidya (eds.), Peter Lang (AG) International Publishers, 2011.
- “Performing and Contesting Modernity: Zimbabwean Urban Musicians and Cultural Self-Constructions, 1930s-70s,”
African Music, Performance and Identities, Toyin Falola and Tyler Fleming (eds.), Rochester, 2012.
- "Guerilla Radio: Broadcasting & State-Making in Zimbabwe," (forthcoming).
- “‘Our People Father, They Haven’t Learned Yet’: Music and Postcolonial Identities in Zimbabwe, 1980-2000,”
Journal of Southern African Studies 34, 1, 2008.
- “Subalternating Currents: Electrification and Power Politics in Bulawayo, Colonial Zimbabwe, 1894-1939,”
Journal of Southern African Studies 33, 2, 2007.
- “The State and Music Policy in Post-Colonial Zimbabwe, 1980-2000,” Muziki: Journal of Music Research in Africa 4, 1, 2007.
Undergraduate and Graduate Courses
- Comparative Colonialism/s: Africa & Beyond (Grad.)
- Nationalism in Africa (Grad.)
- Subaltern Histories: Africa and Beyond (Grad.)
- Labor History of Africa (Upper Undergrad. & Grad.)
- Urban Histories of Africa (Upper Level)
- Southern Africa: Regional, Zimbabwe (Upper Level & Grad.)
- Africa to 1800; Africa since 1800 (Undergrad. Surveys)
Music & Politics in Post-Colonial Zimbabwe