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/Dr Terence Mashingaidze
Dr Terence Mashingaidze

Position: Executive Dean : Faculty Of Arts

Department: History Studies
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Dr Terence M. Mashingaidze is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts. He has been teaching at the Midlands State University since 2001. He has published on of risk and vulnerability, food insecurity, dam induced displacements, and reconciliation processes in post-colonial Zimbabwe.

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD in History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA
  • MA in African History, University of Zimbabwe, (2001)
  • BA Special Honours in History, University of Zimbabwe, (1999).
  • BA General in History and Economic History, University of Zimbabwe, (1997) 

Selected Awards, Honours, Grants and Fellowships:

  • Social Science Research Council (SSRC-USA): Africa Peacebuilding Network, 2014 
  • Compton Dissertation Research Fellowship, The Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Global Change (ICGC), University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA, May 2008-August 2009
  • McArthur Fellow Pre-Dissertation Research Grant, The Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Global Change (ICGC), University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA, May 2007-August 2007
  • Albert and Virginia Wimmer Fellowship, History Department, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2005-2006
  • SIDA/SAREC Research Grant on the Historical Dimensions of Human Rights and Democracy in Zimbabwe, University of Zimbabwe, History Department,2001
  • University of Zimbabwe Book Prize -MA in African History, 2001
  • University of Zimbabwe Book Prize -BA Special Honours in History, 1999

Research Interests:

  • Early & modern sub-Saharan African history;
  • Early & modern World History;
  • Health and healing in Africa;
  • Women and gender in Africa;
  • Environmental history;
  • African-American history.

Selected Publications

  • “Risk and Vulnerability in an Untamed Landscape: The Zimbabwean Tonga in the aftermath of the Kariba Dam Induced Displacements, 1956-1980s,” Journal of Human Security Studies, Vol.9, No.1, 2020. pp. 21-44.
  • “The Kariba Dam: Discursive Displacements and the Politics of Appropriating aWaterscape in Zimbabwe, 1950s-2017”, Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies, 25, 1, 2019
  • “Introduction” with N M Bhebe and G Mazarire, in  Ngwabi N Bhebe, ed, Historical Perspectives on Violence, Conflict and Accommodation, Gweru, Zimbabwe: Midlands State University Press, 2016.
  • “Silences and Denials as Impediments to Peace in Post-Colonial Zimbabwe, 1980-2016”, Kujenga Amani: A Bulletin of the African Peacebuilding Network, New York, 2017
  • “Unmasking Silences and Impunity: The Zimbabwe Peace Project`s e-Activism in a Polarised Political Dispensation, 2000-2013”, Africa Security Review, 25, 4, 2016
  • “Nationalism and its Discontents: The Liberation Struggle Legacies in Post-colonial Zimbabwe’s Contested Political Spaces,” African Journal of Democracy and Governance, Volume 2, Number 3 and 4, 2016
  • “Beyond the Kariba Dam Induced Displacements: The Zimbabwean Tonga`s Struggles for Restitution, 1990s-2000s”, The International Journal on Group and Minority Rights, Number 20, 2013, pp.381-404
  • “What Blacks, which Africans and in whose Zimbabwe? Pan-Africanism, Race and the Politics of Belonging in a Post-Colonial State, 2000-2008,” in Sabelo J. Gatsheni-Ndlovu and James Muzondidya, Redemptive or Grotesque Nationalism: Rethinking Contemporary Politics in Zimbabwe, Oxford: Peter Lang AG International Academic Publishers, 2010.
  • “Zimbabwe’s Illusive National Healing and Reconciliation Processes: From Independence to the Inclusive Government 1980 – 2009,” Conflict Trends, Volume 1, 2010


Selected Professional Responsibilities & Public Affiliations:

  • External Examiner, University of Pretoria, Anthropology, PhD, 2020.
  • External Examiner, Rhodes University, History and Anthropology, PhD, 2018-2019
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Berghahn Books, New York, 2014.
  • External Examiner, UNISA, African Politics, PhD and Masters Levels, 2014-2018.
  • International Editorial Advisory Board Member: Journal of African Security, Peace and Tolerance Studies, 2013-Present.
  • Member: American Historical Association (AHA), 2011-2012.
  • Reviewer: Worldmark Encylopeadia of the Nations, 2011-2012.
  • External Examiner: Solusi University, Zimbabwe, Department of History, 2004-2005.
  • Provincial Coordinator: Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA-Zimbabwe Chapter`s Midlands Province), June 2003-August 2005.
  • Member: Conference for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), 2003-present.
  • Member: Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA), 2001-Present.

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