Dr. Lennon Mhishi | Center for Victims of Torture

Dr. Lennon Mhishi

Board Member

His interdisciplinary work spans interests in Africa and its diasporas, the afterlives of slavery and colonialism, and the approaches to contemporary forms of exploitation, forced labour and human rights in different African countries. He holds degrees in anthropology and sociology from the University of Zimbabwe, Monash University (Australia) and SOAS, University of London. His research entailed the intersections of identity and consumption that shaped mobilities, aspirations and experiences of South Africa for young Zimbabweans. His doctoral work in London focused on the experiences of music and belonging amongst Zimbabweans, as part of the genealogy of African and Black expressive culture in the UK. He is producing two major exhibitions, opening simultaneously in Dakar and Oxford in 2024. In addition, his is co-producing written work and other outputs from his current research.


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