Norita Mdege

Norita MDEGE

Spoken languages
Areas of expertise
  • Gender studies
  • Gender, women and public policies
  • Armed conflicts, violence
  • Postcolonial Studies
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Africa

Norita Mdege has a PhD in film studies from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her current research explores the representations of women politicians in Africa as a means to understand how such representations may impact their claims to political legitimacy. She is also working on a book-length project that explores the representations of African women and girls in films about African colonial and postcolonial conflicts. Her areas of interest include gender studies, women and girls in Africa, political conflict, African cinemas and cultural politics. She also has experience in making research videos and short documentaries. She is currently a Research Fellow at the Gender Centre.



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