2007:PhD, Culture, Communication and Media Studies. Faculty of Human Sciences, University Of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.
2000: MA, Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation, University of Sussex at Brighton, United Kingdom.
1998: BA, Sociology and Political Science. University of Bots
I am Dr. Sethunya Tshepho Mosime, Head of Department of Sociology, University of Botswana. I hold PhD since 2007 from the University of Kwazulu Natal, Centre for Communication, Media, and Society (CCMS). Currently, I am a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, at the University of Botswana. I have a multidisciplinary background in Sociology, Political Science, Social Anthropology, Media, Communication and Cultural Studies. My research and teaching interests are around the rights of political and social minorities across ethnicity, gender and sexuality, African Social Thought, Sociological theories and methods, Gender and the Criminal Justice System, Communication for Development and Media-Military Relations. I am a gender activist who has been a member of the Botswana women’s movement since I was an undergraduate student at the University of Botswana in the late 1990s. I have a long history providing research support for rights-based activist organizations like the Africa Gender Institute (AGI), Rainbow Identity Association (RIA) for transgender and intersex people, the Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO), and Sisonke Botswana Association for Sex Workers and Men for Health and Gender Justice. I have also served as a facilitator and a resource person for a number of international exchange programs including CIEE Summer Community Public Health study abroad program, Pitzer College exchange programme, and Peace Corps
My research and teaching interests are around the rights of political and social minorities across ethnicity, gender and sexuality. I teach courses in Social Anthropology, Social Institutions, African Social Thought, Sociological theories and methods, Gender and the Criminal Justice System, Social Movements, Media, Culture and Crime, Communication for Development and Media-Military Relations.
- Political Movements and Collective Identities
- Social Anthropology of Rural Transformations
- Theoretical and Conceptual Approaches to the Study of Gender
Media, culture and communication
Media military relations
Broadcasting in Africa
Women and Politcs
African Social Movements
- Dennis A. Francis, Finn Reygan, Anthony Brown, Bethusile Dlamini, John McAllister, Lineo Nogela, Sethunya T. Mosime, Marguerite Muller & Glodean T. Q. Thani (2018), ‘A Five Country Study of Gender and Sexuality Diversity and Schooling in Southern Africa’, Africa Education Review
- Mosime, Sethunya T. and Kaboyakgosi, Gape. (2017) “Botswana: Africa’s Democratic Developmental State or Outright Flattery” in Towards Democratic Developmental States in Southern Africa, Kanyenze, G., Jauch, H., Madzwamuse, M., and Muchena, D. (eds.) Weaver Press: Harare, Zimbabwe.
- Mosime, Sethunya T. and Mhlanga, B. (2016) ‘Historical entanglements, conflicting agendas and visions: Botswana and the making of a national radio station’, Journal of African Media Studies, Vol. 8. No.1.pp.55-73
- Mosime, Sethunya T. (2015) Media control, colonialism and the making of an authoritarian postcolonial African state: The case of Botswana, African Journalism Studies, 36:2, 45-58