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Nigel Mxolisi Landa

AAMR Fellow

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Nigel Mxolisi Landa is a Doctoral researcher at the Department of Sociology, University of Johannesburg. His thesis is titled: "Gender discourses among Zimbabwean women who live in Johannesburg". The research focuses on the interaction of complex historical-structural and contemporary factors that shape and discipline marginal, women's experiences of mobility (such as the 'coloniality of gender' and the 'coloniality of migration'). In this respect, the research analyses livelihood strategies that migrant women deploy in their everyday lives. These strategies serve as a portal to understanding the dynamics of migrant women's agency in navigating precarious, inner-City Johannesburg transnational spaces. Methodologically, the thesis is centered around 'letting the data speak for itself', and uses Afro-feminist and decolonial toolkits which emphasize critical self-reflection and postionality.

Research Interests

gender and sex; transnationalism, citizenship and belonging; decolonial epistemologies; xenophobia; femininities and masculinities.


Shoko, M, Dziva, C and Landa, N. M. (2020). Unpacking the potential of the “off-farm” rural economy. A study of women’s entrepreneurial activities in the Solevele resettlement area of Mwenezi, Masvingo. Zambezia Journal of Humanities, UZ Publications.
Landa, N. M and Basure, H. S. (2019). Rethinking the Gender Discourse. An analysis of Conceptions of Gender among Students and Academics at Great Zimbabwe University, ZAMBEZIA: [Journal of Humanities, University of Zimbabwe].
Landa, N. M. and Fushai, K. (2018). Exploring Discourses of Sexual and Reproductive Health Taboos/Silences Among Youth in Zimbabwe, Cogent Medicine, 5: 1501188.
Landa, N. M. (2018). The Lived Experiences of internally trafficked young women in Chiredzi District, Zimbabwe, The Dyke, vol.12, No.2, [Journal of the Midlands State University].
Bvirindi, T. B. and Landa, N. M. (2017). ‘Exploring the experiences of white undergraduate students at a predominantly black University in Zimbabwe, The Dyke vol. 11, No. 3, [Journal of The Midlands State University]”.
Bvirindi, T. B. and Landa, N. M. (2016). Exploring Policy issues on the Trafficking of Women in southern Africa with reference to Zimbabwe. Africanus Journal of Development Studies, Volume 46, Number 2, pp. 73–87.
Ruparanganda, W. and Landa, N. M. (2015). “Landlessness as the Cause of Destitution in Zimbabwe”. Human Factor Development in Africa Book Series, Land and Empowerment. UZ Publications, Harare.