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Prof. Musa Wenkosi Dube

Prof Musa W. Dube

Faculty of Humanities

Theology and Religious Studies


Location: 253/120
Phone: +267 355 4115/2611
Email Prof. Musa Wenkosi Dube

Professional Qualifications Obtained

  • 1997, PhD in New Testament Studies, Vanderbilt University, USA
  • 1990, MA in New Testament Studies, Univ. of Durham, UK.
  • 1988, BA Hum, Environmental Science & Religious Studies University of Botswana. 


Prof Musa W. Dube, a Humboldtian awardee (2011) and winner of the Gutenberg Teaching Award (2017), is a biblical scholar based at the University of Botswana. She studied the New Testament in the University of Durham (UK, 1990) and Vanderbilt University (USA 1997). She has served in several institutions, including World Council Churches, (Geneva) Scripps College (California), Union Theological College (New York); University of Stellenbosch (Cape Town); University of Bamberg (Germany) and University of South Africa (Pretoria). Her research interests include:  religion, gender, postcolonial, translation, HIV&AIDS AND environmental studies. Prof Dube is an author 262 academic works, published in journals, books, encyclopaedias, magazines, video, electronically; and an editor of twelve anthologies.  Prof Dube, a world-sought speaker and trainer who has given up to 162 papers in at least twenty-seven countries, is the author of Postcolonial Feminist Interpretation of the Bible(Chalice Press, 2000) and The HIV and AIDS Bible: Some Selected Essays(Scranton Press, 2008).  She has received up to 24 recognitions consisting of awards, research grants, honours,  scholarship and institutional affiliations.  She is the current continental Coordinator of Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians and a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and United Methodist Church.


Selected Courses offered

  • TRS 600 Research Methods;
  • TRS 301 Christology;
  • TRS 210 Gospel Narratives;
  • TRS 213 Johannine Literature;
  • TRS 204 Theologies of Gender;
  • TRS 112 Bible and Gender; 
  • PST 304  Reading the Bible in the Context of HIV & AIDS

Ongoing Funded Research

  • Women Global Fund award 2019, for exploring Mother Earth, Mother Africa and Religion, Principal coordinator of Africanwide research of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologian
  • John Templeton Foundation Funded Research Award, Jan 2016, on Botho and Community Building in Gaborone Baby, Bridal, Naomi and Laban Showers, Principal Investigator

Research Areas

  • Bible, Gender, Postcolonial, HIV &AIDS,
  • Translation and Environmental Studies

  • Biblical Studies
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Gender and Feminist Studies
  • Environment, Religion and Gender
  • HIV and AIDS, Gender and Religion
  • African Women's Literature, Gender and Religion
  • Translation Studies

Selected Books and Edited Volumes

  • TheHIV and AIDS Bible: Some Selected Essays. Scranton: Univ. of Scranton Press, 2008.  
  • Postcolonial Feminist Interpretations of the Bible.  St Louis: Chalice Press, 2000.
  • With Johanna Stiebert, eds. The Bible Centers & Margins: Dialogues Between Postcolonial African and UK Biblical Scholars.  T & T Clark, 2018.
  • With R. W. Wafula, eds. Postcoloniality, Translation and the Bible in Africa.Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2017. 

Selected Journal Articles

  • “Teaching in the Death Zone: Mainstreaming HIV and AIDS in the Curriculum with African Theologians,”inInternational Bulletin of Mission Research.  2019:1-14.
  • “Purple Hibiscus: A Postcolonial Feminist Reading,”in  Missionalia46/2, 2018:222-235.
  • “Let There be Light: Birthing Ecumenical Theology in the HIV and AIDS Apocalypse,” The Ecumenical Review 67/4 (2016)531-54
  • A Luta Continua: Towards Trickster Intellectuals and Communities,” in

In pursuit of academic excellence