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Watch Professor Tendai Mangena's inaugural lecture


On 2 November 2023, Professor Tendai Mangena delivered her inaugural lecture as British Academy Global Professor in African Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. The title of the lecture is "Disruptive Single Women: Gender and Sexuality among the Shona of Zimbabwe". A recording is now available online. Please watch and share it!    

Welcome to Dr Tendai Mangena as British Academy Global Professor


We are delighted to welcome Dr Tendai Mangena to the University of Leeds. On 1 February 2023, Dr Mangena is taking up a four-year Global Professorship position, awarded to her by the British Academy. Dr Mangena will be working on a project titled “Uncoupling Heteropatriarchy in African Feminism”. Using the experiences of unmarried Shona women...