Dr. Devi Dee Mucina has a PhD from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto. His MA was in Indigenous Governance from the University of Victoria and his BA was in Child and Youth Care from the University of Victoria. Before coming to Mount Saint Vincent University, Devi was an instructor in the Child and Youth Care School at Ryerson University. His child and youth care practice ranges from wilderness youth experiential education, school-based youth and children’s intervention, community-based youth led programs, residential care and using team sports as tools for intervening with youth. Devi has practiced child and youth care in southern Africa and across Canada. Devi’s practice is informed by the African philosophy of Ubuntu, which conveys that we are all interrelated and storytelling helps us see our familial bonds across our diversity.
Devi’s academic interests are African philosophy, African children’s lived history, global African education, Ubuntu orality, the social memory of children in colonially dominated spaces, the sociology of interpretation, disabilities studies and children’s experience in colonial engagements.
Mucina, D. D. (2010). Our Orality Is Our Collective History As Maseko Ngoni: Revitalizing Memory in Honour of Ubuntu. Lambert Academic Publishing
Dr. Devi Mucina, Dr. Njoki N. Wane, James Zirah, Yafet Tewelde, Akena Francis Adyanga, Dr. Bathseba Opini, Energy Manyimo and Nkwame Newman (2009). A Glance at Africa. Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse.
Chapters in Books
Mucina, D. D. (2011). Moving beyond Neo-Colonialism to Ubuntu Governance. In Wane, Njoki, Kempf, Arlo & Simmons, Marlon (Eds.). The Politics Of Cultural Knowledge. Sense Publication.
Mucina, D. D. (2007). Emergence from colonialism: Memories and stories of Bantu life. In Cullis-Suzuki S. (Ed.). Notes from Canada’s New Activists: A Generation Stands Up for Change. Vancouver: Greystone Books.
Articles in Refereed Journals
Mucina, D. D. (2011). The First and Only Letter to Amai (mother). The Journal of Pan African Studies, Volume 4, Number 5, (accepted for publication in September 2011).
Mucina, D. D. (2011). Story as Research Methodology. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, Volume 7, Number 1, 1-14.
Mucina, D. D. (2010). We Exist Because They Exist. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, Volume 16, Number 3, 81-90.
Mucina, D. D. (2008). Revitalizing Memory in Honour of Traditional Maseko Ngoni Governance. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, Volume 4, Number 2, 39-59.
Mucina, D. D. (2004). Transforming Orphanage Care: A Case Example in Zimbabwe. Journal of Child and Youth Care Forum, 33(3), 225-229.