Ruth Murambadoro is an emerging scholar at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn), a research center affiliated with the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria. She is registered with the University of Pretoria for her PhD in political sciences. Ruth is a board member of the African Studies Association (ASA) as a representative of emerging scholars. She received the ASA Presidential Fellowship award in 2015, and her MA thesis was shortlisted for the Africa Thesis Award. She is a recipient of the SSRC Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowship (2015–18). Her scholarly work has been published in the Strategic Review for Southern Africa and the African Journal on Conflict Resolution and by the Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA), among others. Her research focuses on democracy, transitional justice, reconciliation, and decolonial perspectives on peacebuilding in postcolonial Africa.

Zimbabwe | November 1, 2017

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: A Stepping Stone for Emerging Scholars in Africa

This is a cross-post from Research Matters, a digital forum that focuses on emerging research in the social sciences by those who have been recipients of Social Science Research Council funding. Ruth Murambadoro is a three-time recipient of the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa fellowship, and is the first PhD candidate working on transitional justice and […]

Ruth Next Gen cross post
Zimbabwe | July 27, 2016

“To Remain Silent Is a Position”: A Look into the #ThisFlag citizen’s movement in Zimbabwe

    From its inception in mid-April 2016, the #ThisFlag citizens’ movement has been challenging the government of Zimbabwe through social media, making demands related to the dire socioeconomic situation facing the people. Hardships confront the majority of the country’s citizens, especially the economically active among the population who cannot afford to provide the basic […]

Citizens of Zimbabwe gathered outside the Rottenrow Magistrates court in Harare, praying for the release of Pastor Evan Mawarire, the leader of the #ThisFlag citizen’s movement.
Mediation & Reconciliation | December 17, 2014

The Politics of Reconciliation in Zimbabwe: Three Times Failure—Will the Fourth Time Count?

“When the appropriate time would be to address past social injustices and how they should be addressed remains unclear, but ignoring the past will arguably only perpetuate the cycle of violence that remains prevalent in Zimbabwe …. Reconciliation cannot occur in Zimbabwe without legal tender and a proactive commitment to bind the voices and intentions of the government.”

Photo credit to Flickr user Alan. Taken on April 23, 2010, in Mudzi, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe. This picture is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. No changes were made. Original photo:
A scenic road in Zimbabwe.