Munyaradzi Mushonga (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for Africa Studies in the Centre for Gender and Africa Studies at the University of the Free State, RSA. He holds an Honours in History, MA in African History, and a Graduate Certificate in Education, all from the University of Zimbabwe. He holds a PhD in Africa Studies from the University of the Free State. He is an interdisciplinary researcher who enjoys operating at the margins. He has published several peer-reviewed and accredited book chapters and journal articles cutting across the fields of history, Africa studies, postcolonial studies, decolonial studies, and higher education studies. He previously taught history at the University of Zimbabwe (1992-2004); history, environmental history and culture and heritage at the National University of Lesotho (2004-2019); and currently teaches modules in Africa and Gender studies at the University of the Free State (2019-present), inclding the supervision of Honours, Master's and PhD students. He is currently involved in a number of internally and externally funded research projects.