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Prof. Ezra Chitando


DPhil (UZ 2001); MA (UZ 1993); BA HONS ( UZ 1991)

Academic Appointments:

Professor in the department of Religious studies

Research Interests:

Gender and HIV, Phenomenology of Religion, Religion and Gender, Method and Theory in the Study of Religion.

Faculty: Arts and Humanities
Department: Philosophy, Religion and Ethics
Research Category: Arts

Phone: +263242303211

Chitando, E (2021) “Jojina,” “Marujata” and “Chihera”: Celebrating Women’s Agency in the Debate on Roora in Shona Culture)
Chitando, E (2021) Religion in Africa: Confessions of an Animist, written by Orobator, Agbonkhianmeghe E.
Chitando, E & Taringa, Nisbert (2020) The Churches, Gukurahundi, and Forgiveness in Zimbabwe
Chitando, E (2020) Religion and Development in Africa
Chitando, E & Taringa, Nisbert (2019) Zimbabwean theology and religious studies promoting national healing and reconciliation
Chitando, E (2018) The Religions of Zimbabwe in their Plurality
Chitando, E (2018) Studying the United Family International Church in Zimbabwe : The Case for applying multiple approaches to the study of religion and religious phenomena

Patented Work:

Grants & Funding (current and Past projects):

Awards & Achievements:

Humboldt Georg Forster Research Award, Bamberg, Germany, 2016.

Humboldt Research Fellowship, Bayreuth, Germany, 2004-5

Nordic Africa Institute Guest Researcher, Uppsala, Sweden, 2001.

DAAD Scholarship, Bayreuth, Germany, 2001.

Short-Term Fulbright Fellowship, New York, 1999.

African Guest Researcher, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1997.

Consultancy and advisory work (current and past):

EHAIA Religion and HIV in Africa, 2010

CODESRIA: National Working Group, African Independent Churches and HIV.

Supervision information (MPhil, DPhil, etc.):

Doctoral supervision in the following areas: Religion and Gender, HIV, Politics, Leadership, Development, Sexualities, Human Rights, Environment, Biblical Interpretation

Professional membership, Committees, Boards:

External Profile Links (Google Scholar, ResearchGate, LinkedIn, other social media links):

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