PhD Candidate in Women and Gender’s Studies, researching on “The impact of South African media on violence against women beyond the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, 2015-2020”
Looking forward to working with tertiary institutions, faculties, think thanks and organisations for alternate pedagogical and gender-inclusion models
The MA in Development Studies equipped me with a full range of conceptual & methodological tools, advanced knowledge, analytical skills, and conceptual frameworks required to develop a deeper understanding; and navigate the complexities of global development processes and their inter-relationship from a multidisciplinary, social science perspective.
Dissertation Title: “Media Representation of Women in Business: The Case of Zimbabwe National Newspapers”.
Worked with the NRF/SARCHI Chair in Sustainable Local (Rural) Livelihoods as a Managing Editor for the African Journal of Governance and Development. Through the Open Journal Systems, I managed Submissions; Assigned Reviewers to Manuscripts; Reverted Editorial decisions to Authors; Sent the manuscripts to Copyediting and Production; Edited manuscripts according to the Journal’s Guidelines and onto the AJGD template; Managed Galleys; Created and linked DOIs of manuscripts; Created the Journal Issues and Published on the Journal site; and also communicated with Authors throughout the process.
Tutored ECHS – Globalisation: Then and Now. The module topics included Early global transformations; The discovery of the Americas; Triangular and Slave Trade; The Scramble for Africa; Colonialism and Empire around the World; Different models of colonialism; World Wars and new global trajectories; Decolonisation, Independence and dependency; World systems theory; Free trade and Fair Trade (WTO & World Bank); Special Issues in globalisation and global terrorism; Digital Divide and the information age; and China in Africa. I also graded assessments and provided feedback to students as well as helping them prepare for quizzes and tests.
As a Writing Place Tutor, I developed content and facilitated workshops to promote students’ academic writing skills (critical reading, understanding and breaking down topics, essay writing, structuring of arguments, researching, and referencing). I also provided detailed feedback on drafts of written assignments and addressed students’ queries and concerns, and facilitated individual and group tutoring.
Tutored GEST202 – Introduction to Gender Studies. Facilitated tutorials on various module topics Gender, Culture and Social Consciousness; Gender and Violence; Gender, Race and Representation; Gender, sexuality and disease. I also graded and provided informative assessment on assignments, and quizzes given to students. Maintained attendance, and consultation with students. Reviewed assignment drafts; and supported the module lecturer in fulfilling the academic demands of the course.
Additionally, I Implemented discipline and other measures into lesson plans to encourage students to participate in class and concentrate on their lessons so that they would take responsibility for their learning.
As a mentor,
Tutored PADM2EO – Introduction to Public Policy Management; PADM3AO – Development Policy & Project; PADM3EO – Management and Organisational Change & Leadership. Prepared and facilitated tutorials. Provided informative assessment on assignments and tests and consultations with students. Provided feedback for qualitative output, and maintained class attendance registers. Additionally, I encouraged the ability to think critically and participate in discussions during lectures/seminars by implementing a variety of teaching methods and techniques.
Designed appropriate and timely programmes and proposals, ensured effective communication between stakeholders, project monitoring and evaluation and represented the organisation at national and international fora.
Conducted fieldwork for the evaluation of the HIV testing and counselling services project among the ‘hard of hearing’ population for the Botswana Society for the Deaf (BSD) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Wellness through financial and technical support from the African Comprehensive HIV/AIDs Partnerships (ACHAP).
As welfare officer of the Graduate Student Association, I organised the Writing Clinic Workshops, Research Workshops and Mental Health and Wellness activities for postgraduate students. I was also part of the committee tasked with coming up with the ‘Revised Disability Policy,’ for the university and Mainstreaming Disability into the UB academia. I also led and collaborated with a group of postgraduate students to develop academic tutorial programmes; as well as providing learning resources that aided and consolidated the educational outcome of PGDE students.