Current Staff and Project Research
The School of Journalism and Media Studies hosts various projects and institutes within its structures and each has a strong research component. For details about their research click on the website links below.
- Iindaba Ziyafika: Research
- Centre for Economics Journalism in Africa: Research
- Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership: Research
- Higway Africa: Research
Current JMS Research Projects
2011 - 2012
A baseline study of youth identity, the media and the public sphere in South Africa and Holland. Joint research project with Prof Jane Duncan, Prof Larry Strelitz, Prof Lynette Steenveld, Ms Priscilla Boshoff (all from Rhodes), Mr Wadim Schreiner (Media Tenor), Dr Tanja Bosch, Dr Adam Haupt and Dr Musa Ndlovu (of UCT), Prof Irene Costera Meijer and Nico Drok (Free University of Amsterdam). Funded by Sanpad.
“Troubling memories: a history of identities from India, South Africa and Argentina” with Dr Anil Persaud, postdoctoral researcher at the International Institute for Social History based in Delhi, Ms Radhika Borde, Asian Development Research Institute, based in Jharkand, India and Dr Mario Rufer, Autonomic University of Mexico. Funded by Sephis.
Alette is researching how mobile phones are integrated into the lives of young adults living in a 'mixed race' township area in a rural town. THe research is for her MA degree, and follows the domestication approach to explore how phones adopt a township lifestyle, and so help their owners navigate the challenges of everyday life. She focuses on the meaning of instant messaging application Mxit and gossip site Outoilet for these young adults and links this to local notions of mobility, space, everyday life and respectability in the township.