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Priscilla Boshoff


p.a.boshoff@ru.ac.za Room 109

BA (Hons) (Rhodes), PGCE (Rhodes), HDipJourn (Rhodes), MA (Rhodes), PhD (Rhodes)

Dr Boshoff is a senior lecturer at Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies where she teaches media and cultural studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her interest in popular culture has led to the development of a variety of courses, informed by post-colonial and post-structural theory, that examine the representations of race, class and gender in local television, edutainment programming, news, and magazine journalism. Drawing on a cultural studies approach to the study of the media, she has also taught audience studies and related research methods. Her publications include research on the reception of Bollywood movies in South Africa, content analysis of children’s television, representations of gender within televised edutainment media, and discourse analyses of gender violence and sexuality in print media. Recently her research focus has included  media criminology, examining the social construction of ideas of crime, criminality and the criminal in South African tabloids. 

Priscilla teaches across a number of years, from first year to post-grad. Her current research interests are children and media. She is currently on sabbatical.


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