Dr Clement Masakure
Senior Lecturer
Department History
Internal Box 29
Flippie Groenewoud Building: Block B 120

Short CV


Masakure received his BA. General majoring in Economic History and History, BA Special Honours in Economic History and MA in African Economic History from the University of Zimbabwe, and  a Ph.D. in History with a major in African History, a minor in Development Studies, and a subfield in African American History from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Masakure is one of the co-editors for Historia, the Journal of the Historical Association of South Africa. His research interests are on the histories of hospitals and their workers, histories of diseases, health and healing, and humanitarian work in southern Africa. His first monograph: African nurses and everyday work in twentieth-century Zimbabwe, was published in 2020 by the Manchester University Press. He has also published on themes related to his research area and other themes on southern African history in African Studies QuarterlyAfriche e Orienti, Historia, South African Historical Journal and New Contree, amongst others.



African nurses and everyday work in twentieth-century Zimbabwe ( Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020)


Chapters and Articles ( Selected)


Clement Masakure & Lotti Nkomo, ‘Purging the Lingering Shadow of Colonialism? Zimbabwe’s Third Chimurenga and the Struggle Over School Names’, Journal of Black Studies, online first, (2023)


Clement Masakure & Noel Ndumeya, “Trees do not belong to Chief Maranke but to the Native Reserves Trust”: The Politics of Timber Resource Exploitation in African Reserves, Colonial Zimbabwe, 1924-1948’Historia, 66, 1(2021), 61-87.


Clement Masakure, ‘Government Hospitals as a Microcosm: Integration and Segregation in Salisbury Hospital, Rhodesia, 1890s-1950’, J. Stevens –Crawshaw, I. Benyovsky Latin and K. Vongsathorn (eds.), Tracing hospital boundaries: integration and segregation in Southeastern Europe and beyond, 1050-1970 (Leiden: Brill, 2020), 246-269.


Clement Masakure, ‘The politicisation of health in Zimbabwe: The case of the cholera epidemic, August 2008- March 2009’New Contree, 80, (2018), 65-88.


Clement Masakure, “We will make sure they are rehabilitated’: Nation-building and Social Engineering in Operation Clean-up, Zimbabwe, 1983’South African Historical Journal, 68, 1, (2016), 92-111.


Clement Masakure, ‘‘One of the most serious problem confronting us at present’: Nurses and government hospitals in Southern Rhodesia, 1930s to 1950’Historia, 60, 2, (2015), 109-131.


Clement Masakure, ‘The multi-layered trajectories of violence in Zimbabwe’Afriche e Orienti, 3, (2014), 222-231.










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