Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education

Munya Hwami


Munya Hwami
Associate Professor
Office Phone:
+ 7 (7172)706337
Higher education


Ph.D. International Development Education, University of Alberta, CANADA, 2012.

MSc, Sociology of Education, University of Zimbabwe


Courses taught at GSE

EDUC 600 Research Methods in Education

EDUC 670/671 Internship/Work-based Project

EDHE 690 Thesis Seminar 1

EDHE 642 Globalization and Higher Education


Research Areas

Globalization and (higher) Education

International Development Education

Multi-centric Philosophies and Methodologies of Education

Critical anti (post) Colonial Studies in Education

Political Sociology of Education


Geographic Research Areas

Sub-Saharan Africa, Zimbabwe, Kazakhstan, Canada



  • Hwami, M. (in press). The corporate parent: residential group homes and the education of children and youth in care. Child Care in Practice.
  • Hwami, M. & Shizha, E. (in press). Black Indigenization as politics of transformation: Implications of the Zimbabwe experiment. In G. J. Sefa Dei, A. Vásquez Jiménez & E. Odozor (eds). Cartographies of Blackness and Black Indigeneities.
  • Hwami, M. (2018). Educating intervention children in Alberta: a scoping review. Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education, 13(1), 3-22.
  • Hwami, M., Madzanire, D., & Hwami, E. (2018). Chiadzwa resistance to development dispossession: Kleptocracy and rural struggles in Zimbabwe. The Journal of Rural and       Community Development, 13(3), 1–19.
  • Hwami, M. (2016). Frantz Fanon and the problematic of decolonization: Perspectives on Zimbabwe. Journal: African Identities. DOI:10.1080/14725843.2015.1100107.
  • Hwami, M. (2014). Education of the peasantry in Zimbabwe as internal colonialism. Sage Open 2014, 4(2). DOI: 10.1177/2158244014536743
  • Hwami, M. (2014). Dominance without hegemony: Unmasking social injustice leadership in university education in Zimbabwe. In I. Bogotch and C. Shields (Eds.), International handbook of educational leadership and social (in)justice Volume 2. (845-868). London & New York: Springer.
  • Hwami, M. (2013). Neoliberal and indigenous capitalist intrusions in higher education: An anti-colonial analysis. In E. Shizha (Ed.). Restoring the educational dream: Rethinking educational transformation in Zimbabwe (152-164), Pretoria, Africa Institute of South Africa.
  • Hwami, M. (2013). The “Nativist Turn” and the Crisis in University Education in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Education, 5 (4), 122-144. doi:10.5296/ije.v5i4.4480. URL:
  • Hwami, M. (2013). Indigenous capitalist influences on higher education in Zimbabwe. International Education, 43 (1), 34-49.
  • Hwami, M. and Kapoor, D. (2012). Neocolonialism, higher education and student union activism in Zimbabwe. Postcolonial Directions in Education, 1(1), 31-66.
  • Hwami, M. (2012). Settlers, sell-outs and sons of the soil: The creation of aliens in Zimbabwe and the Challenge for Higher Education. Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry, 4 (1), 4-26.
  • Hwami, M. (2011). Understanding the crisis in higher education in Zimbabwe: Critical explorations. In D. Kapoor (Ed.). Critical perspectives on neoliberal globalization, development and education in Africa and Asia. (103-119). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Hwami, M. (2010). Neoliberal globalization, ZANU PF authoritarian nationalism and the creation of crises in higher education in Zimbabwe. Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences, 2 (3), 59-9.