Ernest Blendire Moronda

  • Role in Center:

    SMUS Doctoral Student

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  • University:

    University of Dar es Salaam

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Biography: Ernest Moronda is an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. He has a background in archaeological and social anthropology. He has researched in areas of Neolithic culture, Swahili archaeology, and Social Change. His PhD research interest lies in the social construction of heritage and strengthening the efforts towards an all-round-inclusive conservation process.

Selected Publications:

  • Chami, F.A./Ntandu, C./ Shikoni, A./ Moronda, E./ Manzinali, G. (forthcoming): Evidence for Subsistence in the Ancient coast of East Africa. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Article.

  • Moronda, E. (forthcoming): Rethinking the ‘Coastal Neolithic’ Theory. Working paper.

  • Moronda, E./Kisiaya, S. (2017): Social Transformation of Witchcraft in Tanzania (2000-2017). A report submitted to Millers Foundation. Report.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Political Anthropology,
  • Anthropology of Development
  • Cultural Heritage Conservation
  • Swahili Archaeology
  • Archaeozoology

Prizes & Awards:

  • Associated Colleges of Mid-West (ACM) Master’s Fellowship (2014)