Francis Musoni

Francis Musoni is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Kentucky, where he teaches undergraduate surveys of Sub-Saharan African history as well as Upper-level seminars on Migrations Within and Out of Africa; Africa’s Borderlands; and Global Migrations. He holds a B.A, M.A and Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Zimbabwe, as well as a PhD from Emory University. His research focuses on migration, borderlands, informal sector economies and identity formation in Southern Africa. Musoni is the author of “Forced Resettlement, Ethnicity, and the (Un) Making of the Ndebele Identity in Buhera District, Zimbabwe,” which appeared in African Studies Review57, 3 (2014) and “Operation Murambatsvina and the Politics of Street Vendors in Zimbabwe,” published in the Journal of Southern African Studies (2010). He is currently writing a book on this history of “illegal” migration across the South Africa- Zimbabwe Border, from the 1890s to the present. Before joining the University of Kentucky, Musoni taught at the University of Zimbabwe and held a visiting fellowship at the Five Colleges African Studies Program in Amherst, Massachusetts.