Serving through 2025
Professor Mucha Musemwa is the current Dean of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is an elected member of the Academy of Science of South Africa, a member of the Board of Directors for several global humanities and environmental humanities-related organizations and serves as the Chairperson of the Board of the Public Affairs Research Institute. Professor Musemwa has a deep understanding of the contemporary pedagogical issues confronting the humanities, the role that the Faculty can play on the continent and in the Global South, and a vision for a socially responsive and digital Faculty. He is the author of Water, History, and Politics in Zimbabwe: Bulawayo’s Struggles with the Environment, 1894–2008 (2014) and editor of Africa’s Radicalisms and Conservatisms: Politics, Poverty, Marginalization and Education (with Edwin Etieyibo and Obvious Katsaura, 2021) and Crisis! What Crisis? The Multiple Dimensions of the Zimbabwean Crisis (with Sarah Chiumbu, 2012).