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Human Development &
Capability Association

Multi-Disciplinary and People-Centred

Mr. Kurauone Masungo Sr.

Research interests:
Higher education, Capability Approach, Social justice, Student activism, Social media

Thematic Groups:
Children and Youth Early Career Researchers and Practitioners Network Education Empowerment and Collective Capabilities Ethics and Development Foundational Issues in the Capability Approach Indigenous Peoples Participatory Methods Sustainable Human Development Technology, Innovation & Design

Regional Network:
Southern African Network

About Kurauone Masungo

Kurauone Masungo is a post-doctoral fellow under the SARCHI Chair in Higher Education & Human Development (HEHD) Research Programme, University of the Free State, South Africa. His research interests are in higher education, student well-being and agency. Kura’s work explores, using the capability approach framework, students’ perspectives, and experiences for an account of the potential of student activism in the enhancement of student well-being and agency through the formation of political capabilities and functionings for justice, a more robust democracy, and change. He is also working on research project, conducted in Binga, Zimbabwe and Choma, Zambia titled Embedding and Enabling Creative Economy in Marginalised Societies: Creative Skills for Peace and The creative economic potential of cultural heritage: explorations with youths and teachers in Choma, Zambia respectively. The projects responded to young people's demands for improving their skills in indigenous forms of art and embedding cultural heritage into their artistic practice and skills for wider recognition and public engagement. The articles make use of the Capability Approach framework as their theoretical and conceptual lens. In terms of future projects, I intend to develop more work on the development of higher education student political freedoms as well as exploring cultural heritage and its potential contribution in the expansion of individuals and community’s freedoms and agency.

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