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Dr. Aaron Rwodzi


PhD in History (University of KwaZulu Natal) (UKZN); MA in African History (UZ); BA Special Honours in History (UZ); BA in History and African Politics (UNISA); Certificate in Education (Hillside Teachers’ College)

Academic Appointments:

Lecturer at the department of History and Heritage at the University of Zimbabwe

Research Interests:

Political and social history, democracy, ethnicity, race,

Faculty: Arts and Humanities
Department: History, Heritage and Indegenous Knowledge Systems
Research Category: Physical Sciences

Lecturer at the department of History and Heritage at the University of Zimbabwe

Phone: .+2630773249196

1. The dilemma of the Patriotic Front and the influence of the Zimbabwe-Rhodesia government in the final 1979 Lancaster House Constitution

2. Implications of the colonial economic legacy on the prospect and future of entrepreneurship in Zimbabwe

3. State nations and nation states: The fate of western democracy in Sub- Saharan Africa
4. Addressing socialism and capitalism in gender balance: economic effect to households and workplaces in Zimbabwe

5. Economic Nationalism amid Ethnic disharmony in Post-Colonial Zimbabwe (1980-2013): a case of Matabeleland ProvincesColonial Zimbabwe (

6. Myth-reality nexus in Shona oral traditions in Zimbabwe: mediating contradictions and sustaining societal values.
7. Whose fault was it anyway? Gukurahundi (1982-1987) and the politics of blame and denial (Book chapter)
8. Climatological anomalies, food politics and the poor in rural Zimbabwe (2000-2019) (Book chapter)
9. Democracy, Governance and Legitimacy in Zimbabwe since the November 2017 Military Coup
10. Reconciliation: A false start in Zimbabwe? 1980-1990

11. Western economic terrorism on Africa: The Security implications of the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act and European Union sanctions
12. Compensating war veterans in a semi-liberated country: The case of Zimbabwe (1980-2020)
13. Covid-19 and Southern Africa Development Community (SADC): a litmus test for regional solidarity
14. The “New Normal” Learning and Teaching Modes in Educational Institutions in the COVID (ized) Era: An Appraisal of Zimbabwe and Botswana

15. Foreign Vaccines, Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Decoloniality: The Case of the 1918 Spanish Influenza and COVID-19 Pandemic in Zimbabwe

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A member of the Zimbabwe History Association (ZHA) and Secretary of the Development Studies Association of Zimbabwe (DeSAZ)

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