Rudo Robin Mudiwa

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Assistant Professor, Gender and Sexuality Studies
School of Humanities

Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, 2018, Communication and Culture

Phone: (949)824-2376

University of California, Irvine
3000 Humanities Gateway
Mail Code: 2655
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
decolonization, African studies, black feminisms, rhetoric, urban space
Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Princeton University, 2019-2021
Awards and Honors
American Society for the History of Rhetoric Dissertation Award, 2019
Carl Ziegler Teaching Award, Indiana University, 2018
Virginia L. Gunderson Essay Award, Department of Communication and Culture, Indiana University, 2013
“‘As it was bodily, so it is politically’: Prostitutes, Wives, and Political Power in Zimbabwean Political Discourse” in Jocelyn Alexander, Joanne McGregor, and Miles Tendi ed., Handbook of Zimbabwean Politics, Oxford University Press, 2020

“Stop the Woman, Save the State: Policing, Order, and the Black Woman’s Body,” in Micol Seigel ed., Panic, Transnational Cultural Studies, and the Affective Contours of Power, Routledge Press, 2018: 223-243.

“Feeling Precarious,” Transition, no. 123, 2017: 78-88

Review of African, Christian, Feminist: The Enduring Search for What Matters by Teresia Mbari Hinga. Africa Today, 66 (1) 2019: 146-147

Review of Rap and Religion: Understanding the Gangsta’s God by Ebony A. Utley. Rhetoric and Public Affairs, 18 (2) 2015: 395-398.

Review of Starring Mandela and Cosby: Media and the End(s) of Apartheid by Ron Krabill. Journal of African Media Studies, (4) 2012: 259-261.
Patrick O’Meara Travel Grant, African Studies Program, Indiana University, 2017; College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship, Indiana University, 2016; International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Social Science Research Council, 2015; African Student Research Grant, African Studies Program, Indiana University, 2015
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