Staff Profile

/Dr Mandiedza Parichi

Dr Mandiedza Parichi

Full Time Lecturer


Qualifications

PhD Communication Studies, University of South Africa
MSc Gender and Policy studies, Great Zimbabwe University
MSc Peace Leadership and Conflict Resolution, Zimbabwe Open University
MSc Media and Society Studies, Midlands State University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Theatre Arts Studies, University of Zimbabwe
Post Graduate Diploma in Media and Communication Studies, University of Zimbabwe
Post Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education, Midlands State University

Research Interests
• peace
• media,
• media and politics,
• newsroom practices,
• media and gender Film and gender,
• theatre and gender,
• Theatre for development,
• theatre for education,
• Media and HIV/AIDS,
• Theatre and HIV,
• Media and conflict.

Publications
1. Indigenous African Generic Footprints: The Case of Paul Mwazha’s Divine Commission of Paul Mwazha of Africa. With A.T. Manyawu. In Re-positioning the humanities Journal of Contemporary Research Vol. 1 No. 1 (2014), pp. 1-16.

2. Deconstructing Zimbabwean Media discourse of death: The Case of Kwayedza.With A.T. Manyawu. In Oguntola-Laguda (ed.) (2014). Death and Life after death in African Philosophy and Religions:A Multi-Disciplinary Engagement, pp. 362-381.

3. Humour and HIV/AIDS–related death in Zimbabwe: an inter-textual analysis of contemporary idioms and jokes. With A.T. Manyawu. In Oguntola-Laguda (ed.) (2014). Death and Life after death in African Philosophy and Religions: A Multi-Disciplinary Engagement, pp. 301-316.

4. The discursive construct of ngozi in Zimbabwean Shona traditional worldview. With A. T. Manyawu. In Oguntola-Laguda (ed.) (2014). Death and Life after death in African Philosophy and Religions: A Multi-Disciplinary Engagement, pp. 32-55.

5. Interrogating community theatre as a tool for change and social development: The case of Amakhosi Theatre Productions Company. (2013) Unisa Latin American Report vol 29 (2).

6. Perceptions of women and HIV/AIDS in the Zimbabwean print media: the case of The Herald January 2010 to May 2011. Conference proceedings of UNISA School of Arts (2013)

7. Hoko: Simon Chimbetu and the pungweesque prolongation of ZANU-PF Chimurenga discourse into post-independence Zimbabwe. Accepted for publication Muhwati I and Tembo C. (eds). Singing nation and politics: Music and the ‘decade of crises’ in Zimbabwe from 2000-2010.

8. The political discursive practice of ZANU-PF during the era of the Third Chimurenga: the case of partisan political jingles. Accepted for publication in Muhwati I and Tembo C. (eds). Singing nation and politics: Music and the ‘decade of crises’ in Zimbabwe from 2000-2010.

9. Representation of female politicians of female politicians as mothers: The Case of the Kwayedza newspaper. In Vambe. (ed). (2013) Igama/African Journal of Onomastic Studies, vol. 1 no. 1, 2013.

10. Interrogating the female politicians selected motherhood and wifehood label in the Zimbabwean print media: The case of the Financial Gazette 2002

University Service

¬ Faculty Representative on the University Time-Table Committee, Midlands State University, 2011-2012.
¬ Developed the Peace Department at the Midlands State University.
¬ Designed a wide range of programmes from Short Courses, Diplomas, Bachelors’ Degrees, and MA and PhD
¬ Reviewed articles for the Dyke and Repositioning the Humanities: journal of contemporary research from the (Midlands State University).
¬ Developed several academic programmes during the rebranding processes for the (Midlands State University), Film and theatre studies, Peace Studies and Master of International Affairs in the Politics and Public Management Department.
¬ Spearheaded the rebranding of the Peace Programme from Peace to Peace, Security and Development Honours Degree.

Organisations Outside Midlands State University

¬ UNISA International Advisory Board Member of the commonwealth, youth and development Journal
¬ Trained Examiner for Zimbabwe Open University (2008-to date).
¬ Member of the Media institute of Southern Africa (MISA) (2004 to date).

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