Associate Prof Kirk Helliker
Professor Kirk Helliker is the Director of the Unit of Zimbabwean Studies. His full profile can be seen under “people” on the main Sociology Department webpage. Under this particular profile, only his Zimbabwean work is highlighted.
He is currently involved in research on the land occupations in Zimbabwe from the year 2000 onwards, as well as co-writing a book manuscript involving a comparative analysis of the first, second and third Chimurengas.
Articles and Chapters (2006)
Helliker, Kirk and Sandra Bhatasara (forthcoming). “Inside the Land Occupations in Bindura District, Zimbabwe”. African Studies Quarterly.
Helliker, Kirk and Lucien van der Walt (2018, forthcoming), “Politics at a distance from the state: radical, South African and Zimbabwean praxis today”, in Helliker, Kirk and Lucien van der Walt (eds.). Politics at a Distance from the State: Radical and African Perspectives. Routledge: London.
Alexander, Tarryn and Kirk Helliker (2018, forthcoming), “A feminist perspective on autonomism and commoning, with reference to Zimbabwe”, in Helliker, Kirk and Lucien van der Walt (eds.). Politics at a Distance from the State: Radical and African Perspectives. Routledge: London.
Bhatasara, Sandra, Chiweshe, Manase and Kirk Helliker (2018), “Introduction – Theorising the Political Economy of Livelihoods in Contemporary Zimbabwe”, in Helliker, Kirk, Chiweshe, Manase and Sandra Bhatasara (eds.). The Political Economy of Livelihoods in Zimbabwe. Routledge: London.
Takawira, Wadzanai and Kirk Helliker (2018), “Sex Work as a Livelihood Strategy in the Border Town of Beitbridge”, in Helliker, Kirk, Chiweshe, Manase and Sandra Bhatasara (eds.). The Political Economy of Livelihoods in Zimbabwe. Routledge: London.
Bhatasara, Sandra and Kirk Helliker (2018), “The party-state in the land occupations of Zimbabwe: the case of Shamva District”. Journal of Asian and African Studies 53(1).
Helliker, Kirk (2017), “‘We give off a lot of heat but not a lot of light’: NGOs and land advocacy in Zimbabwe from 1995 to 2005”, in S Matthews (ed.), NGOs and Social Justice in South Africa and beyond. Durban: UKZN Press.
Alexander, Tarryn and Kirk Helliker (2016), “El feminismo autónomo, el comunizar y las ocupaciones de tierra en Zimbawe”, Bajo el Volcán. 16(24).
Alexander, Tarryn and Kirk Helliker (2016), “A feminist perspective on autonomism and commoning, with reference to Zimbabwe”. Journal of Contemporary African Studies. 34(3).
Lucien van der Walt and Kirk Helliker (2016), “Politics at a distance from the state: radical, South African and Zimbabwean praxis today”. Journal of Contemporary African Studies. 34(3).
Chiweshe, Manase, Helliker, Kirk and Loveness Chakona (2015) “Patriarchy, women, land and livelihoods on A1 farms in Zimbabwe”, Journal of Asian and African Studies 50(6).
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 (2013). “Civil society and state-centred struggles” in David Moore, Norma Kriger and Brian Raftopoulos (eds.). ‘Progress’ in Zimbabwe? London: Routledge.
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 Review 13(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.), 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.), Contested Terrain: Land Reform and Civil Society in Contemporary Zimbabwe, Pietermaritzburg: SS Publishers.
Helliker, Kirk (2006), “Reclaiming the land” (review article), African Sociological Review, 9(2).
Published Books (editor)
Helliker, Kirk, Chiweshe, Manase and Sandra Bhatasara (eds.). (2018). The Political Economy of Livelihoods in Zimbabwe. Routledge: London.
Moyo, Sam, Kirk Helliker and Tendai Murisa (eds.) (2008), Contested Terrain: Land Reform and Civil Society, Pietermaritzburg: SS Publishers.
PhD and Masters Students
(N.B. Masters – all are full theses unless indicated otherwise;
Masters and PhD – I was sole supervisor for all theses)
PhD Tafadzwa Chevo (2018)
Construction of livelihood strategies in urban areas: the case of households in Budiriro, Harare, Zimbabwe
MA Patience Sibanda (half thesis) with distinction (2018)
A gender based analysis of the Amalima Programme in empowering married women within households in rural Gwanda, Zimbabwe
Annette Manzira (half thesis) (2018)
The Power of Mysticism: Understanding Political Support for President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe
PhD Gift Mwonzora (2017)
The quest for ‘good governance’ and democracy by political party institutions in Africa: a case of the Movement for Democratic Change in Zimbabwe
MA Felix Tombindo (2017)
Landscapes, Land and Belonging among Tonga People in the Zambesi Valley, Zimbabwe
PhD Tafara Marazi (2016)
An investigation into the survival strategies of the rural elderly in Zimbabwe: A case study of the Hobodo ward in Mangwe district
PhD Innocent Mahiya (2016)
A critical analysis of agricultural innovation platforms among small-scale farmers in Hwedza communal area, Zimbabwe
MA Rachel Gondo (2016)
A critical analysis of community participation at the primary level of the health system in Goromonzi District, Zimbabwe
MA Wadzanai Takawira (2016) with distinction
Sex work as a livelihood strategy in the border town of Beitbridge, Zimbabwe
PhD Sandra Bhatasara (2015)
Understanding climate variability and livelihoods adaptation in rural Zimbabwe: a case of Charewa, Mutoko
MA Kayla Knight (2014)
Rural development and NGOs in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe
MA Paidashe Chamuka (2014)
HIV and condom use among circumcised males in Harare, Zimbabwe
PhD Loveness Makonese (2013)
Coping with HIV and AIDS in marginal communities: a case study of Chivanhu settlement in Nemanwa, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
MA Takunda Chirau (2013)
Livelihood strategies of urban women traders: the case of Magaba, Harare in Zimbabwe
MA Tendai Wapinduka (2013)
Rural livelihoods and adherence to HIV and AIDS antiretroviral therapy in Chivanhu settlement, Nemamwa Village in Masvingo District, Zimbabwe
PhD Manase Chiweshe (2012)
Farm level institutions in emergent communities in post-fast track Zimbabwe: the case of Mazowe District
MA Loveness Chakona (2012) with distinction
Fast Track Land Reform Programme and women in Goromonzi District, Zimbabwe
MA Eddah Jowah (2010) with distinction
Rural livelihoods and food security in the aftermath of the fast track land reform in Zimbabwe
Delta Sivalo [submitted thesis for examination]
A sociological understanding of state-led metropolitan governance and rights-based social accountability: the case of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Jonathan Mafukidze [submitted thesis for examination]
Land and water politics at Mushandike Irrigation Scheme, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Bowden Mbanje (co-supervisor with Dr Sally Matthews)
The role of NGOs in an indigenized state economy: the case of Chegutu-Mhondoro-Ngezi-Zvimba Community Ownership Trusts, Zimbabwe
Interface between the Faculty Based Youth centres as state institutions and the youth: A Case Study of Zimbabwe National Family Planning Youth Centres
NGOs and food security in Zimbabwe
Identity, Belonging and Poverty in Zimbabwe: A study of the emerging problem statelessness with specific reference to Matabeleland (1980 - 2015)
Zimbabwe’s economic decline and land degradation: the case of Shurugwi district.
Economic insecurity, informal cross border trade and territorial controls along the Zimbabwe-South Africa border
Drought and rural livelihoods in Zimbabwe’s semi-arid areas: a case study of Chivi District
A comparative analysis of gendered relations in communal areas and A1 fast track farms in Zimbabwe
A sociological understanding of the lived experiences of child brides in Mashonaland Central and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
The position of foreign ex-farm labourers after fast track in the communal areas of Shamva, Zimbabwe
Kuda Chingono (half thesis)
Sugar estates and global value chains in Zimbabwe
Andy Daki (half thesis)
Zimbabwean students at Rhodes University
Tafadzwa Sachikonye (half thesis)
Citizenship participation in Harare metropolitan governance
Media representation of women in politics in Zimbabwe – the case of Joyce Mujuru
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