Joy Mutare Fashu Kanu

  • Associate Lecturer, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • SB 130 - Introduction to Sociology
  • SB 230 - Social Problem
  • SB 311 - Contemporary Ethnic Families
  • SB 380 - Contemporary Slavery in the World
  • SB 400 - Deviance In the Global Context
Joy Fashu Kanu
Social & Behavioral Sciences
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Nickerson Road
315 655 7340
Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Joy Mutare migrated to the United States in 1997 amidst alarmingly high HIV/AIDS death rates. On her journey towards the M.B.A. in 2004, she decided to follow her passion which lies in engaging more actively in civil society. Considering the ravaging impact of HIV/AIDS she became convinced she was a lot more than the moral issue it was being presented as and after losing numerous family members and friends to HIV/AIDS, she started to academically engage in how societies shape patterns of disease.

Using transnational feminist frameworks and institutional ethnography she began to explore the interplay of capitalism and racism on influencing “third-world women's” health and illness. These frameworks also focus on how HIV/AIDS funding institutions have responded to HIV/AIDS and how these institutions create and implement HIV/AIDS prevention programmes targeted at women of color.
  • M.A. Syracuse University
  • M.B.A. Syracuse University
  • C.A.S. Public Policy Syracuse University
  • C.A.S. Women's and Gender Studies - Syracuse University
  • B.B.S.(Hons) University of Zimbabwe
  • Martin Luther King Unsung Hero Award - Syracuse Unversity (2004)
  • 2012 - present Cazenovia College
  • 2007 - 2013 - Adjunct Instructor - Onondaga Community College
  • 2010 - 2013 - Adjunct Instructor - Lemoyne College
  • 2009 - 2011 - Teaching Associate - Women's and Gender Studies Department, Syracuse University