NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LESOTHO

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Department of History

 

Name

Jesmael MATAGA

Position

Lecturer

Qualifications

BA Hons History (University of Zimbabwe), MA Heritage Studies (UZ),  PhD (University of  Cape Town)

Short Bio

Jesmael combines his experience in the museums/heritage sector with his exposure to the international heritage and cultural practices to offer a variety of courses in the BA Cultural & Heritage and Environmental History programmes. He previously worked for the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ) and taught in the Archaeology Unit of the University of Zimbabwe. He has recently been engaged in training and capacity building activities on the 2003 and 2005 UNESCO Conventions and is a member of the UNESCO pool of experts on the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. His research interests include cultural resource management, politics of heritage and memorialization, community heritage, cultural policies, cultural diversity and culture and development. Jesmael is completing a PhD at the Centre for African Studies, School of African & Gender Studies, Anthropology & Linguistics, University of Cape Town, where he is a National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellow in Archive and Public Culture Research Programme. 

 

 

Name

Munyaradzi MUSHONGA

Position

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications

BA (Hons) History, UZ; MA (African History), UZ; Grad. CE, UZ.

Short Bio

Mushonga is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Historical Studies, teaching an array of courses on historical research methods, historiography, Southern Africa, Europe, Asia, world history; colonialism, colonial and post-colonial Africa, liberation history, cultural and heritage history. He also supervises undergraduate research projects in history, environmental history, culture and heritage. His research interests intersect a number of areas – nationalism, democracy, human rights, race, class, gender, sexuality, cultural & heritage history, African higher education, postcoloniality and decoloniality.

 

Name

Motlatsi Thabane

Position

Lecturer

Rank

Associate Professor

Qualifications

BA (Political Science and History), NUL; MA (History), NUL; Dr. Art. (History), University of Trondheim (Norway).

Short Bio

Thabane teaches courses on African, European and World History, Historiography, and Political Theory; as well as courses on Lesotho and southern African Environmental History. His research interests include areas such as gender and women’s history; history of technology; nationalism; oral history; and social movements.

 

 

Name

Tefetso Henry Mothibe

Position

Associate Professor in the Department of Historical Studies

Qualifications

BA+CCE (NUL); BA (Oxon); MA, Certificate in African Studies, PhD (UW-Madison)

Short Bio

Tefetso Henry Mothibe (PhD) is an Associate Professor of History at the National University of Lesotho where he has taught for a number of years. He is also an Associate Research Fellow of St. Antony’s College, Oxford University.  His major research interest is in pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial Lesotho history. He has published in local, regional and international journals.