Munyae, Margaret, PhD

Areas of interest/specialization: Organizational Sociology, Social psychology, Gender in the Workplace, Gender and Development

Bio:

Dr. Margaret M. Munyae is a Sociologist by training. She has extensive and versatile training background in the areas of Organizational Sociology and Social Psychology. She holds a B.A degree from Nairobi University in Sociology and French (1984) a Master’s degree from Nairobi University (August 1988) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology from Iowa State University, Ames Iowa, USA (August 1996). Dr Munyae has considerable work experience acquired over the year as a lecturer, trainer and researcher. She has previously worked as a consultant in the area of gender mainstreaming in Southern Africa. She has taught over the years in the Departments of Sociology at the University of Botswana and The University of the North (Now Limpopo) in Petersburg, South Africa.

Currently, Dr. Munyae is the Associate Dean and Programme Director for the General education programme in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (May 2015 to present). She is also a full time Assistant Professor of Sociology in the school of Humanities and social sciences. Her teaching interests range over a wide area covering Sociological and Social Psychological theories, Cime and Deviance, Juvenile delinquency, Race, Gender and Ethnicity, Social Stratification /Inequality, Group Dynamics and Collective Behaviour and Bargaining, to name a few.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. (in Sociology), August 1996, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA; MA (in Sociology), August 1988, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya; BA (Sociology & French), Second Class Honors, Upper Division, 1984, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

Publications
Journal Articles

Kigwilu, P. K., & Munyae M.M. (2018). “Student involvement in quality assurance in higher education institutions: Practice and experiences at the United States International University-Africa”. East African Higher Education Quality Assurance Network, Inter-University Council for East Africa [Accepted for Publication, May 2018].

Munyae, M. M. 2011. “Exploring for Gender Based Discriminations in Public Sector Work Settings in Botswana: A Study of Employee Perceptions.” International Journal of Business and Social Science Vol. 2 No. 24: 207 – 22

Proyer, R. T., Ruch, W., Munyae M. M. and Others 2009. Breaking Ground in Cross-Cultural Research on the Fear of Being Laughed at (Gelotophobia): A Multi-national Study Involving 73 Countries” Humor - International Journal of Humor Research. Volume22, Issue1-2, Pages253 -279.

Mulinge, M. M. and Munyae M. M. 2008. “Managing Organizational Change in Higher Education: Lessons from the University of Botswana” Journal of African Business, 9 (1): 167-190

Mulinge, M. M & Munyae, M. M. 2000 "The Ethnicisation of the State and the Crisis of Development: The Kenyan Experience" Journal of Cultural Studies, 2 (1): 141-159.

Munyae, M. M. and Mulinge, M. M. 1999. “The Centrality of a Historical Perspective in the Study of Modern Social Problems in sub-Saharan Africa: A Tale from Two Case Studies.” Journal of Social Development in Africa, 14 (2): 51-70.

Mulinge, M. M. & M. M. Munyae. 1998. “The Persistent Growth of the Informal Economy in sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for Theorizing the Economy and Labor Markets.” African Sociological Review, Vol. 2 (2): 20-46.

Mulinge, M. M & Munyae, M. M. 2000 "The Ethnicisation of the State and the Crisis of Development: The Kenyan Experience" Journal of Cultural Studies, 2 (1): 141-159.

Book Chapters

Mulinge, M. M. & M. M. Munyae. 2001. “Globalization and Sustainable Development in Africa: Putting Old Wine in a New Wineskin?” In T. Assefa, S. M. Rugumamu and A. G. M. Ahmed (eds), Globalization, Democracy and Development in Africa: Challenges and Prospects, Addis Ababa: Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa, pp.101 - 119.

3.3 Monographs/Modules

Chilisa, B., Shomanah, M.D and Munyae M. M. 2007. "Using Texts to Understand Gender.” In B. Chilisa (ed), Gender Mainstreaming: A Participants Resource Book, Gaborone: Women’s Affairs Department, Ministry of Home Affairs (pp. 17-44)

Chilisa, B., Shomanah, M.D and Munyae M. M. 2007. "Using Texts to Understand Gender.” In B. Chilisa (ed), Gender Mainstreaming: Facilitator’s Guide, Gaborone: Women’s Affairs Department, Ministry of Home Affairs (pp. 7-19)

Munyae M. M., Chilisa, B., Shomanah, M.D and Alexander, E. 2007. "Methods and Tools for Gender Planning and Analysis.” In B. Chilisa (ed), Gender Mainstreaming: A Participants Resource Book, Gaborone: Women’s Affairs Department, Ministry of Home Affairs (pp. 45-61)

Munyae M. M., Chilisa, B., Shomanah, M.D and Alexander, E. 2007. "Methods and Tools for Gender Planning and Analysis.” In B. Chilisa (ed), Gender Mainstreaming: Facilitator’s Guide, Gaborone: Women’s Affairs Department, Ministry of Home Affairs (pp. 15-19)

Munyae M. M., Shomanah, M.D and Chilisa, B. 2007. "Gender Mainstreaming: Tools for Organizational and Developmental Change” In B. Chilisa (ed), Gender Mainstreaming: A Participants Resource Book, Gaborone: Women’s Affairs Department, Ministry of Home Affairs (pp. 63 - 99)

Munyae M. M., Shomanah, M.D and Chilisa, B.. 2007. " "Gender Mainstreaming: Tools for Organizational and Developmental Change” In B. Chilisa (ed), Gender Mainstreaming: Facilitator’s Guide, Gaborone: Women’s Affairs Department, Ministry of Home Affairs (pp. 21-30)

Munyae M. M. and I.S. Botshelo. 2000. Management of Open and Distance Learning: Leraner Support, Materials Production, and Management of Open and Distance Learning -Report prepared for the University of Botswana.

Book Reviews:

Munyae, M. M. 1998. W.A. Edge and M. H. Lekorwe (eds.) Botswana: Politics and Society, J.L. Van Schaik Publishers. 1998, Published in African Sociological Review, Vol 2. No. 2: 141-143.

Teaching (courses taught)

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • The Social Structure of Society
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Theories of Crime and Deviance
  • Deviant Behavior
  • Social Psychology
  • Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Social Stratification/Inequality
  • Micro-Sociological Theories
  • Collective Behavior and Mass Movements
  • Industrial Psychology/ Organizational Behavior/ Formal Organization
  • Group Dynamic
  • Community Service Learning
  • Strategies for University success

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