Staff Profile

/Dr Z E Mugari

Dr Z E Mugari

Deputy Dean : Faculty Of Social Sciences


Qualifications

  • PhD in Media Studies University of Witwatersrand South Africa (2016) – Thesis: “Rethinking News values and Newsroom Practices in Postcolonial Contexts and the Construction of Subaltern Identities”
  • MA in Communication and Media Studies University of Zimbabwe (2004)
  • Post-Grad Diploma in Media and Communication Studies -University of Zimbabwe, (2002)
  • BA English and Communication Studies Zimbabwe Open University (2001)
  • Certificate in Education (Secondary Level: English, Accounting) Gweru Teachers College (1989)

Research Interests:

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

Publications:

Book Chapters

  • Mugari Z. E. 2015, “Colonial Designs, Landscapes and the mediation of Forced removals in Postcolonial Zimbabwe”, Makwavarara Z. and Magosvongwe R., (Eds) Dialoguing Land and Indiginisation in Zimbabwe and other Developing Countries: Emerging Perspectives, Harare, University of Zimbabwe Publications

 Journal Articles

Available at: http://www.ijosams.com/volume3/no2/index.php

  • Interrogating the form and content of refracted public realms in polarized societies: How have the media performed in the run-up to Zimbabwe’s 2008 national elections Published online by CEDESRIA.

Available at: http://www.codesria.org/IMG/pdf/Zvenyika_Eckson_Mugari.pdf

  • Technologising the Village Agora. How Tele-centres set-up in Rural Areas Insert the Global in the Local. Journal of Global Mass Communication, 2009, Vol. 2, 3/4, pp.74-87

 Journalism Pedagogy as if media mattered. Published in a Special Edition of the Rhodes Journalism Review (2010)

 

Selected International Conferences

  • UNESCO 38th General Conference, Paris, 3-18 November 2015
  • World Journalism Educators Conference (WJEC) July 2010 Rhodes University Grahamstown SA.

Title of Paper: “Dynamics of Elite Power and the clash of media reform agendas in contemporary Zimbabwe”

  • Conference for Journalism Educators (CJE) October 24-28, 2009 Wits University Johannesburg SA.

Title of Paper: “Journalism Pedagogy as if Media Mattered. A Study of the Disconnect between media on the ground and the ideal media”

  • World Journalism Educators Conference (WJEC) Africa-Regional Preperatory Colloquium. Towards a Pan-African Agenda for Journalism Education. September 9, 2009, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, SA.

Title of Paper: “Interrogating the role of media educators in shaping Zimbabwean media policy”

  • African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) August 11-13, 2009 University of Ghana Legon, Accra, Ghana.

Title of Paper: “Media Policy to Prosper Despotism in Perpetuity. A Study of the Statics and Dynamics of Zimbabwe’s Media Policy post-2000”

  • Council for Dvelopment of Social Science Research in Africa CODESRIA 12thGeneral Assembly Yauonde, Cameroon 7 – 11 December 2008.

Title of Paper:  “Interrogating the form and content of refracted public realms in polarized societies: How have the media performed in the run-up to Zimbabwe’s 2008 national elections”

  • IAMCR World Congress Media and Global Divides, Stockholm 20 – 25 July 2008.

Title of Paper: “Reconfiguring the Village Agora. Making ICTs serve the ends of Democracy and Development: A case study of three models of rural ICT projects in Zimbabwe.”

Title of Paper:Communication that wins rural votes: A comparative study of political communication strategies employed by ZANU-PF and the MDC in Zimbabwes national elections since 2000.

 

Research Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships

  • 2014, PhD Completion Grant, University of Witwatersrand
  • 2009, Travel and Subsistence Allowance Awarded by Midlands State University to  attend African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) August 11-13, 2009 University of Ghana Legon, Accra, Ghana
  • 2008, Travel Scholarship Awarded by CODESRIA to attend CODESRIA 12th General Assembly in Yauonde, Cameroon 7 – 11 December 2008
  • 2008, Travel Scholarship awarded by UNESCO to attend IAMCR Congress in Stockholm, Sweden 20 – 25 July 2008
  • 2005-2006 Research Grant awarded by Midlands State University Research Board to conduct study on the topic: Reconfiguring the Village Agora. Making ICTs serve the ends of Democracy and Development: A case study of three models of rural ICT projects in Zimbabwe
  • 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 2009, Travel Scholarships, Awarded by Highway Africa Conference/Rhodes University, Grahamstown, SA… For Attending Annual Highway Africa Conferences and Workshops

 

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