Dr. Tinashe Pfigu lecturer is a Sociology Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from Stellenbosch University where she was a Volkswagen Foundation Scholar (2008-2012). She also holds a Masters degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology. She was a Postdoctoral fellow with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Foundation (2013-2014). She is a passionate Sociologist/Anthropologist with vast experience in teaching, mentoring, coaching and programme management. She has 15years of multidisciplinary academic and research experience in Africa and has worked briefly in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. She has also worked in non-governmental organisations in South Africa and still works as a consultant in monitoring and evaluation of projects as well as strategic planning of research and development projects. She has supervised both honours and Master students in Sociology and Social Anthropology to completion. Her research interests are: children’s rights, gender violence, gender mainstreaming, youth education and capacity building, maternal and perinatal health, 4th Industrial revolution and technology for development.