Professor Kirk Helliker is the Director of the Unit of Zimbabwean Studies and is a full-time lecturer in the Department of Sociology. He also is the current Head of the Department. His full profile can be seen under “people” on the main Sociology Department webpage. Under this particular profile, only his Zimbabwean work is highlighted.
Publications (since 2008)
Chiweshe, Manase, Kirk Helliker and Loveness Chakona (2014, published on-line), “Patriarchy, Women, Land and Livelihoods on A1 Farms in Zimbabwe”, Journal of Asian and African Studies.
Helliker, Kirk (2014), “Imagining civil society in Zimbabwe and ‘most of the world’” in Ebenezer Obadare (ed.), The Handbook of Civil Society in Africa, New York: Springer.
Helliker, Kirk (2012), “Civil Society and State-centred Struggles”, Journal of Contemporary African Studies 30(1).
Helliker, Kirk (2009), “Dancing Around the Same Spot? Land Reform and NGOs in Zimbabwe –The Case of SOS Children’s Villages”, African Sociological Review13(2).
Sadomba, Wilbert and Kirk Helliker (2009) “Transcending Objectifications and Dualisms: Farm Workers and Civil Society in Contemporary Zimbabwe”, Journal of Asian and African Studies 45(2).
Helliker, Kirk (2008), “Dancing on the Same Spot: NGOs” in Sam Moyo, Kirk Helliker and Tendai Murisa (eds), 2008, Contested Terrain: Land Reform and Civil Society in Contemporary Zimbabwe, Pietermaritzburg: SS Publishers.
Helliker, Kirk, Sam Moyo and Tendai Murisa (2008), “Introduction” in Sam Moyo, Kirk Helliker and Tendai Murisa (eds), 2008, Contested Terrain: Land Reform and Civil Society in Contemporary Zimbabwe, Pietermaritzburg: SS Publishers.
Moyo, Sam. Helliker, Kirk and Murisa Tendai. eds (2008), Contested Terrain: Land Reform and Civil Society, Pietermaritzburg: SS Publishers.
PhD students – Graduated
Sandra Bhatasara (2015)
Understanding climate variability and livelihoods adaptation in rural Zimbabwe: a case of Charewa, Mutoko
Loveness Makonese (2013)
Coping with HIV and AIDS in marginal communities: a case study of Chivanhu settlement in Nemanwa, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Manase Chiweshe (2012)
Farm level institutions in emergent communities in post-fast track Zimbabwe: the case of Mazowe District
Masters Students - Graduated
Kayla Knight (2014)
Development NGOs: Understanding Participatory Methods, Accountability and Effectiveness of World Vision in Zimbabwe with Specific Reference to Umzingwane District
Paidashe Chamuka (2014)
Understanding the Sexual Practices of Medically Circumcised Males in the Context of HIV and AIDS: A Study in Harare Zimbabwe
Takunda Chirau (2013)
Understanding Livelihood Strategies of Urban Women Traders: A Case of Magaba, Harare in Zimbabwe
Tendai Wapinduka (2013)
Rural livelihoods and adherence to HIV and AIDS antiretroviral therapy in Chivanhu settlement, Nemamwa Village in Masvingo District, Zimbabwe
Loveness Chakona (2012)
Fast Track Land Reform Programme and women in Goromonzi District, Zimbabwe
Eddah Jowah (2010)
Rural livelihoods and food security in the aftermath of the fast track land reform in Zimbabwe
Current PhD Students
NGOs and food security in Zimbabwe
Land and water politics at Mushandike Irrigation Scheme, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Survival strategies of the elderly in Zimbabwe: a case study of Bulilima District
Rural livelihoods and natural resource utilisation in post-fast track Zimbabwe: the case of Sovelele Resettlement area
Innovation platforms among small scale farmers in Murehwa, Zimbabwe
Construction of livelihood strategies in urban areas: the case of households in Budiriro, Harare, Zimbabwe
The quest for ‘good governance’ and democracy by political party institutions in Africa: a case of the Movement for Democratic Change in Zimbabwe
Conditional cash transfers and empowerment: a case study of Mutare Rural District, Zimbabwe
The impact of climate change on rural agriculture and sustainable development: the case of Masvingo Province in Zimbabwe
Drought and rural livelihoods in Zimbabwe’s semi-arid areas: a case study of Chivi District
Bowden Mjanje (co-supervisor with Dr Sally Matthews, Department of Politics)
The role of NGOs in an indigenized state economy: the case of Chegutu-Mhondoro-Ngezi-Zvimba Community Ownership Trusts, Zimbabwe
Statelessness in Zimbabwe
State-led metropolitan governance and Rights Based Social Accountability: A case for citizen participation in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Registered Masters Students
Sex in the simmering heat: sex work as a livelihood strategy in the border town of Chirundu, Zimbabwe
Landscapes, Land and Belonging among white commercial farmers and A1 farmers in fast track in Zimbabwe
Community participation in the health system in Goromonzi District, Zimbabwe
The role of farm group associations on A1 small-scale farms: the case of Zviyambe Farm, Hwedza, Zimbabwe
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