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Prof. Fainos Mangena


DPhil (UZ 2008); MA (UZ 2004); BA Dual Hons (UZ 2002) DiCJo (CCOSA 2005) Fainos Mangena, PhD, is a Full Professor of Philosophy and Ethics

Academic Appointments:

Lecturer Senior Lecturer Associate Professor, Full Professor

Research Interests:

African Philosophy and Ethics, Social Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Philosophy of Law (Jurisprudence) and Gender, Sports Ethics and Philosophy of Culture

Faculty: Arts and Humanities
Department: Philosophy, Religion and Ethics
Research Category: Arts

Fainos Mangena, PhD, is a Full Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at the University of Zimbabwe’s Department of Religious Studies, Classics and Philosophy. He is also currently a member of the University of Zimbabwe council. He has taught ethics at the University of Zimbabwe for 14 years and has supervised more than 30 students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Phone: +263303211

• Philosophy, Race and Multiculturalism in Southern Africa: Zimbabwean Philosophical Studies III (Co-edited with John D McClymont). Washington, DC: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, pp. 1-316 (2018)
• The Death Penalty from an African Perspective: Views from Zimbabwean and Nigerian Philosophers (Co-edited with Jonathan O Chimakonam). Delaware, USA: Vernon Press, pp. 1-251 (2018)
• Sounds of Life: Music, Identity and Politics in Zimbabwe (Co-edited with Ezra Chitando and Itai Muwati). New Castle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 1-294 (2016)
• Philosophy in African Traditions and Cultures: Zimbabwean Philosophical Studies II (Co-edited with Tarisayi A Chimuka and Francis Mabiri). Washington, DC: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, pp. 1-191 (2015)

Patented Work:

Grants & Funding (current and Past projects):

University of Zimbabwe Postgraduate Scholarship to do MA (2003)
University of Fort Hare grant to do research in Ethics and Sports Administration (2009)
Independent Consultant, University of South Africa (Review of BA Honours Degree in Philosophy, 2016)

Awards & Achievements:

Govan Mbeki Research and Development Post-Doctoral Fellow (University of Fort Hare, 2009)
Research Fellow, Centre for Leadership Ethics in Africa (University of Fort Hare, 2010)
African Humanities Programme Post-Doctoral Fellow (The Carnegie Corporation, 2011)
Visiting Scholar (Cultural Study, Remnin University of China, Beijing Institute of Technology and X’ian Jiaotong University, July 2016)

Consultancy and advisory work (current and past):

Supervision information (MPhil, DPhil, etc.):

Ethics MPL 502
Applied Ethics MPL 517
Metaphysics MPL 503
Philosophy of Education MPL 515

Professional membership, Committees, Boards:

He is currently the President of the Philosophical Society of Zimbabwe (PSZ), and a member of the Conversational School of Philosophy (CSP) as well as the Afro-Asia Inclusive Development Association.Professor Mangena is currently studying towards a Law Degree with the University of South Africa.

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