Fellows & Grantees

Jacob Tagarirofa

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship 2019
Project Title
Posthuman Security and Landmines: Gendered Meaning-making and Materialities in the North-Eastern Border Area of Zimbabwe
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Sociology and Social Anthropology, University of the Free State


Jacob Tagarirofa is a socio-cultural anthropologist who is interested in peace, conflict, and gender in post-war communities. He is a lecturer at Great Zimbabwe University in the Department of Peace, Conflict, and Governance. Some of the modules he teaches include Gender and Conflict; Democracy and Governance; and Religion and Conflict. He is a holder of a Bsc Social Anthropology (Great Zimbabwe University); MA Development Studies (University of the Western Cape, South Africa); Post Graduate Diploma in Higher and Tertiary Education (Great Zimbabwe University). He is currently pursuing his PhD in africa studies at the Centre for Gender and Africa Studies, University of the Free State in South Africa. He was a DAAD Masters Fellow (2010-2011), a SSRC Doctoral Proposal Development Fellow (2019-2020), and currently an SSRC Dissertation Completion Fellow (2020-2021).