Department of History
Head of Department

Dorothy Mwansa joined the Department of Historical and Archaeological Studies (then Department of History) at the University of Zambia as Lecturer in July, 2002. Prior to joining the University of Zambia, she taught at different high schools in Zambia. Currently, she is Head of the Department of Historical and Archaeological Studies. Apart from heading the department, she is involved in other core university activities which include teaching and research.

Research Interests
  • Zambia’s agricultural history
  • Aspects of gender in development
  • “Women in Donor Supported Agricultural Projects Established in Zambia in Response to the Mexico Declaration,” International Journal of Advanced Research Vol. 5, No. 8 (2017), 1941-1952.  
  • “Women’s Participation in Agriculture in Zambia, 1964-1974,” Journal of Humanities, Vol. 13 (2014/2015), 59-88.
  • “Agricultural Research in Zambia, 1964-1980,” in Chondoka, Yizenge A., Phiri, Bizeck J. and Chabatama, Chewe, M. (eds.), Zambia: Forty Years After Independence – 1964-2004. Lusaka: University of Zambia, 2007, 105-115.


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