Admire Mseba

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Assistant Professor
215 Read Hall
Research Area: 
African history

PhD, University of Iowa

MA, University of Zimbabwe

BA, University of Zimbabwe


Admire Mseba joins the Departments of History and Black Studies from the International Studies Group, University of the Free State, where he held a postdoctoral research fellowship position. Admire is completing his first book. Entitled Society, Power and Land in Northeastern Zimbabwe, c.1560-1960, the book is under contract with Ohio University Press (New African Histories Series) and is on schedule for publication in the fall of 2020. His most recent article (co-authored with Joseph Mujere) entitled “The Politics of Freehold Land Ownership in Early Colonial Zimbabwe, 1890-1930” was published in African Economic History, Volume 47, No.1, 2019. His other recent publication appeared in The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol 51, No.2, 2018. Admire has longstanding research interests in Southern African socio-environmental and economic history. He has begun writing a second book on international cooperation and environmental control in twentieth century southern Africa. He has also completed archival research for a book lengthy study of the monetary history of colonial Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. At the University of Missouri, Admire teaches courses in African History and Black Studies. He graduated with a Ph.D. in History from the University of Iowa in May 2015.


Recent Publications


“The Politics of African Freehold Land Ownership in Early Colonial Zimbabwe, 1890-1930,” in African Economic History, Volume 47, Number 1, 2019 (Co-authored with Joseph Mujere).


“Late Precolonial Struggles, European Expansion and the Making of Colonial Authority: Northeastern Zimbabwe, c.1840-1903,” in The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Volume 51, Number 2, 2018.


“Law, Expertise and Settler Conflicts over Land in Early Colonial Zimbabwe, 1890-1923.” in Environment and Planning A, Volume 48, Number 4 2016.


“Money and Autonomy in a Settler Colony: The Politics of Monetary Regulation in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1932-1965.” In Chia Yin Hsu, Thomas S Luckett and Erika Vause (editors), The Cultural History of Money and Credit: A Global Perspective, Lanham: Lexington Books, 2016.