Staff: 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

  • Media,
  • Cultural Studies and Sociology of Sport, particularly the nexus of football,
  • Nationalism, Identities and Representation.

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 Painos Moyo

Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Media & the Environment
  • Media & Social Network Sites
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Public Relations
  • Media & Politics

Mr Caven Masuku

Lecturer

Research Interest:

  • Journalism,
  • ICTs and news coverage,
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Relations,
  • Media and Social Network Sites,
  • Media and Environment,
  • Organisational 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.