Owen Seda (DPhil) is an associate professor at Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, South Africa, where he is also section head of the School of Performing Arts. He has taught at the University of Zimbabwe, Africa University, the University of Botswana, the University of Pretoria and the California State Polytechnic University, where he was Fulbright Scholar in Residence. He is also a Commonwealth Scholar and joint recipient of a Fulbright Alumni Initiatives Awards grant with the late Professor William H. Morse II.
With a particular research interest in African performance studies, popular culture, and the construction of identities within the global south, Owen has published over 60 academic journal articles and book chapters, with three co-edited books to his name. He has also participated in numerous academic conferences and theatre festivals in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the US.