Staff Profiles: Media and Society Studies

Dr Z E Mugari

Deputy Dean : Faculty Of Social Sciences

Research Interests:

  • The role of the media in democratisation and development
  • The coloniality/postcoloniality of news production
  • Alternative Media, empowerment and participatory Journalism

Professor Nhamo Anthony Mhiripiri

Chairperson And Associate Professor

Research Interests

  • Media Law and Ethics,
  • Political Economy of the Media,
  • Critical Media Theory,
  • Film,
  • Visual Anthropology,
  • Cultural Studies

Dr Lyton Ncube

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Political economy of the media
  • Cultural Studies and Sociology of Sport
  • Nationalism, Identities and Representation.
  • Decolonial and post-colonial studies
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
  • Ncube, L. & Tomaselli, K. G. (2019), ‘‘‘Watch my back and I watch yours’’: Beyond Habermas’ public sphere concept in democratic and participatory dimensions of pre-colonial Shona society public spaces’, Journal of African Media Studies, 11:1, pp. 35–50, doi: 10.1386/jams.11.1.35_1
  • Ncube L & Chawana F (2018) What Is in a Song? Constructions of Hegemonic Masculinity by Zimbabwean Football Fans, Muziki, 15:1, 68-88, DOI: 10.1080/18125980.2018.1503560
  • Ncube L (2018): ‘Highlander Ithimu yezwe lonke!’: intersections of Highlanders FC fandom and Ndebele ethnic nationalism in Zimbabwe, Sport in Society, 21:9, 1364-1381, DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2017.1388788
  • Ncube L and Munoriyarwa A (2018) See no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil? The Press, Violence and Hooliganism at the ‘Battle of Zimbabwe’. Soccer & Society, 19:5-6, 842-857, DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2017.1399612
  • Vanyoro K and Ncube L (2018) [Re]-presenting knowledge: Exploring the coverage of xenophobia research findings in the Mail& Guardian and the Sowetan 2008-2013. Journal of  Communication and Media Research.
  • Ncube L. (2017) Sport’s journalists and corruption in Zimbabwean football: Reflections on the Asia-gate scandal. Communicatio, 43:3-4, 19-35, DOI: 10.1080/02500167.2017.1385499
  • Ncube L (2017) Visualising Diverse Religious Performances: The “Sacred” and the “Profane” in Zimbabwean Football, Critical Arts, 31:4, 69-88, DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2017.1386698
  • Ncube L and Moyo L (2017) Can Highlanders FC break the jinx? Contesting press discourses on Highlanders FC’s nine-year failure in the ‘battle of Zimbabwe’. African Identities, DOI: 10.1080/14725843.2017.1332981
  • Ncube L (2016) ‘Bhora Mugedhi Versus Bhora Musango’: The interface between Football Discourse and Zimbabwean Politics International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 51(2) 201–218.
  • Ncube L (2014) The interface between football and ethnic identity discourses in Zimbabwe. Critical African Studies 6:2-3, 192-210. DO1: 10.1080/21681392.2014.951153
  ACCEPTED PAPERS FOR PUBLICATION IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
  • Ncube L. ‘Zimbabwe will never be a colony again’: Intersections of football Online-fandom, race and ‘post-colonial’ discourses in Zimbabwe. Journal of Pan African Studies.
ACCEPTED BOOK CHAPTERS FOR PUBLICATION 2019 (PEER REVIEWED)
  • Ncube L. Online football fandom as a microcosm of the digital participation divide in Zimbabwe (Book chapter, on Mapping New Perspectives and Debates on Digital Divide in Africa, (Eds.) Mutsvairo B & Massimo R, University of Amsterdam press).
  • Ncube L ‘General Chiwenga give us a boob-less commander-in-chief’: Misogyny, Sexism and Hegemonic masculinity in Zimbabwe’s Operation Restore Legacy. (Eds.) Ndlovu-Gatsheni S & Ruhanya P, UNISA Press.
  • Ncube L and Mhiripiri N.A Mediatization of Zimbabwe’s Professional Football League Management Style and Intellectual Property Rights in Crisis Times.
PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEWS
  • Mokone L (2018)Kalamazoo Remembered, in Critical Arts, 32:2, 134-136, DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2017.1405454
  • Ncube L (2015) African football, identity politics and global media narratives: The legacy of the FIFA 2010 World Cup, African Journalism Studies. (Book Review).
AWARDS Received Postdoctoral Excellence Award in the Faculty of Humanities for Outstanding Research and Academic Citizenship (November 2018).    

Dr Nyasha Mapuweyi

Senior Lecturer

Research Interest:

  •  Political Communication
  • Print Journalism
  •  New Media, Online Media and the Diaspora
  •  Media Economics and Media Management

Dr Albert Chibuwe

Lecturer

Research Interests: Political Communication (political advertising, political branding and political marketing), advertising and media framing.

Dr Oswelled Ureke

Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Film,
  • journalism,
  • new media

Dr B. Muromo

Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Media and religion,
  • Media & Politics,
  • Media & democracy (political communication, regulation etc),
  • Peace and security,
  • Social media,
  • Broadcasting and Gender

Ms Patience Priscilla Mushuku

Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Social Media Use;
  • Media Monetization;
  • Media Representation and Health Communication

Mrs Tariro Ndawana

Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Broadcasting,
  • radio production,
  • gender, governance,
  • political communication,
  • media regulation,
  • religion and media marketing
 

Mr Caven Masuku

Lecturer

Research Interest:

  • Journalism, Social media, ICTs and News Coverage
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Relations,
  • Corporate and Strategic Communication

Mr Elikana Shoko

Part-time lecturer

Research Interests

  • History of African Newspapers in Colonial and post independence Zimbabwe
  • Colonial and post independence media governance in Zimbabwe and Africa
  • Perceptions of Public Service Broadcasting  in countries in Transition to democracy

Mr Tanaka Mhlanga

Technician, Department of Media and Society Studies

Mr Fiz-Patrick Kapeta

Broadcast Technician

Research Interests:

  • Filming making,
  • Video productions,
  • Television graphics & animations.