Dr Maanda Mulaudzi (Lecturer) received his Ph. D from the University of Minnesota, and specializes in African history and agrarian history. His research draws from social history and traces the ongoing encounters between African societies and European colonial history. In particular, his work explores how rural societies were gradually and unevenly incorporated into a capitalist world.

Maanda is particularly interested in social history of agrarian change, the creation of “native locations and social identities and the multiple ways in which men and women make sense of these changes over time.

Research Interests and Areas of Supervision:

  • Rural South African history focusing on land dispossession
  • Agrarian change
  • Identity and chieftainship with particular emphasis on Venda in the Northern Province