Dr Tinashe Mushakavanhu, Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellow, January 2021 - June 2021
Wits Institute for Social & Economic Research (WiSER), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tinashe Mushakavanhu is a scholar invested in literary and cultural studies of southern Africa. His work manifests at the intersection of art, design and technology. It blurs creative and critical methods, and writing genres, in order to imaginatively reconfigure the strictures that conventionally separate the poetic and the theoretical.
Reading Zimbabwe and the Internet
Since developing the platform readingzimbabwe.com with Nontsikelelo Mutiti (Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University), as a basic webliography mapping the published history of Zimbabwe since the 1950's, during the IASH fellowship, Dr Mushakavanhu, hopes to spend time visualizing and analyzing this corpora of data to better understand the thematic, spatial, and cultural dynamics of black cultural production, and in the process document the intellectual history of Zimbabwe, looking at how it has been shaped by global forces.