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Priscilla Boshoff

Senior lecturer, Honours degree co-ordinator, School Exco committee member
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BAHons, HDE, PGDipJMS, MA, PhD (Rhodes)  


Room109 Africa Media Matrix

Upper Prince Alfred Street


Postal address

School of Journalism and Media Studies

Rhodes University

PO Box 94

Makhanda 6140


JMS1: Representation, narrative and genre: a focus on news

JMS2: Representation, narrative and genre: a focus on SABC edutainment drama Intersexions

JMS2: Media History: an examination of Black South African newspapers and identity in three historical epochs

JMS3: Audience studies: Media imperialism and South African audiences, South African popular culture, Gender and the media and Visual self-representation and social media

PGDip: Journalism in South Africa: Institutions and representations

Honours: Textual studies: Children in South African media, andGender in South African media

Honours/MA elective: South African film studies: the gangster genre andSelf-representation and social media platforms

Community engagement

Member of the School’s Upstart Youth Development project committee. Current project involves working with young people and mobile phones in relation to education.

Professional involvement

Member of SACOMM and IAMCR

Research areas

Celebrity studies


Gender studies

Popular culture

Tabloid media

Textual studies

Research projects

Post-feminism and popular culture in South Africa

Children and mobile media in Africa

Tabloid newspapers and media criminology

Research publications

Boshoff, P. and Prinsloo, J. 2019. Gender, sexuality and media. In Iqani, M. and Chiumbu, S. (eds.) Media Studies: decolonising approaches. OUP. In print.

Boshoff, P. and Prinsloo, J. 2017. Secrets, lies and redemption. African Studies 76(1): 121-139.

Boshoff, P. 2016. Lives “on hold”: the Daily Sun and the South African identity document. Communicare 35(1): 41-58.

Boshoff, P. and Garman, A. 2016. Capital or critique? When journalism education seeks to influence the field. Critical Arts 30(5): 607-622.