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Keyan Tomaselli

keyan tomaselli

 

                                              Professor Keyan Gray Tomaselli

Professor Emuritus at  The Centre for Communication, Media and Society

tomasell@ukzn.ac.za  

Keyan G Tomaselli is Professor Emeritus and a Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).  He established the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) in 1985, and was its Director for 29 years.  Keyan retired from UKZN at the end of 2014 when he took up a five year post as Distinguished Professor, University of Johannesburg (UJ), in the Faculty of Humanities.   Keyan remains closely linked to UKZN where he collaborates with the Centre in various capacities and projects.  He writes a monthly column for UKZNdaba, called "The UKZN Griot", he works with various members of the Centre on joint research projects, and he is also an internal examiner for CCMS graduate theses.  He is editor of the international journal, Critical Arts:  South-North Cultural and Media Studies, which is now publishing from both UJ and UKZN.  He founded at CCMS, and is co-editor of the Journal of African Cinemas, now located at UJ.  When at CCMS Tomaselli's major research projects included Media Cities, Rethinking Indigeneity and Making Sense of Research, projects now under his leadership at UJ, in conjunction with CCMS.  Tomaselli has written extensively on the history, work and impact of CCMS on South African media, cultural and film policy,  and on its anti-apartheid work.  See, for example, "Alter-Egos:  Cultural and Media Studies", Critical Arts (2012), available here:  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02560046.2012.663158​
Keyan G Tomaselli is Professor Emeritus and a Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).  He established the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) in 1985, and was its Director for 29 years.  Keyan retired from UKZN at the end of 2014 when he took up a five year post as Distinguished Professor, University of Johannesburg (UJ), in the Faculty of Humanities.   Keyan remains closely linked to UKZN where he collaborates with the Centre in various capacities and projects.  He writes a monthly column for UKZNdaba, called "The UKZN Griot", he works with various members of the Centre on joint research projects, and he is also an internal examiner for CCMS graduate theses.  He is editor of the international journal, Critical Arts:  South-North Cultural and Media Studies, which is now publishing from both UJ and UKZN.  He founded at CCMS, and is co-editor of the Journal of African Cinemas, now located at UJ.  When at CCMS Tomaselli's major research projects included Media Cities, Rethinking Indigeneity and Making Sense of Research, projects now under his leadership at UJ, in conjunction with CCMS.  Tomaselli has written extensively on the history, work and impact of CCMS on South African media, cultural and film policy,  and on its anti-apartheid work.  See, for example, "Alter-Egos:  Cultural and Media Studies", Critical Arts (2012), available here:  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02560046.2012.663158​
Keyan G Tomaselli is Professor Emeritus and a Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).  He established the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) in 1985, and was its Director for 29 years.  Keyan retired from UKZN at the end of 2014 when he took up a five year post as Distinguished Professor, University of Johannesburg (UJ), in the Faculty of Humanities.   Keyan remains closely linked to UKZN where he collaborates with the Centre in various capacities and projects.  He writes a monthly column for UKZNdaba, called "The UKZN Griot", he works with various members of the Centre on joint research projects, and he is also an internal examiner for CCMS graduate theses.  He is editor of the international journal, Critical Arts:  South-North Cultural and Media Studies, which is now publishing from both UJ and UKZN.  He founded at CCMS, and is co-editor of the Journal of African Cinemas, now located at UJ.  When at CCMS Tomaselli's major research projects included Media Cities, Rethinking Indigeneity and Making Sense of Research, projects now under his leadership at UJ, in conjunction with CCMS.  Tomaselli has written extensively on the history, work and impact of CCMS on South African media, cultural and film policy,  and on its anti-apartheid work.  See, for example, "Alter-Egos:  Cultural and Media Studies", Critical Arts (2012), available here:  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02560046.2012.663158​

Keyan G Tomaselli is Professor Emeritus and a Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).  He established the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) in 1985, and was its Director for 29 years.  Keyan retired from UKZN at the end of 2014 when he took up a five year post as Distinguished Professor, University of Johannesburg (UJ), in the Faculty of Humanities.   Keyan remains closely linked to UKZN where he collaborates with the Centre in various capacities and projects.  He writes a monthly column for UKZNdaba, called "The UKZN Griot", he works with various members of the Centre on joint research projects, and he is also an internal examiner for CCMS graduate theses.  He is editor of the international journal, Critical Arts:  South-North Cultural and Media Studies, which is now publishing from both UJ and UKZN.  He founded at CCMS, and is co-editor of the Journal of African Cinemas, now located at UJ.  When at CCMS Tomaselli's major research projects included Media Cities, Rethinking Indigeneity and Making Sense of Research, projects now under his leadership at UJ, in conjunction with CCMS.  Tomaselli has written extensively on the history, work and impact of CCMS on South African media, cultural and film policy,  and on its anti-apartheid work.  See, for example, "Alter-Egos:  Cultural and Media Studies", Critical Arts (2012), available here:

 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02560046.2012.663158


Publications in the past five years:

  • Tomaselli, K.G. and Sakarombe, P. (2015). 'Griots, satirical columns, and the micro-public sphere'. In Journal of African Media Studies. 7(3): 315-327.
  • Tomaselli, K.G. (2015) 'Virtual religion, the fantastic and electronic ontology'. In Visual Anthrology, 28(2): 109-126.
  • Tomaselli, K.G. and Dyll-Myklebust, L. (2015) 'Public-self-expression: decolonising researcher-researched relationships'. In Communicatio, 41(3): 354-373.
  • Tomaselli, K.G. (2016) 'Encoding/decoding the transmission model and a court of law'. In  International Journal of Cultural Studies. 19(1):59-70.
  • Tomaselli, K.G. (2015)' (Un-) Disciplined indiscipline.  The langue and parole of film studies a post-disciplinary world'. In South  African Theatre Journal, 28(2): 171-179.
  • Skjerdal, T. and Tomaselli, K.G. (2015). ' Trajectories of communication studies in sub-Saharan Africa'. In The International History of Communication. Eds. Peter Simonson and  David Park. Routledge: London: pp. 455-469.
  • Mboti, N. and Tomaselli, K.G. (2015) ' New political economies of film distribution for South African townships? A critical survey of the ReaGile concept. In Critical Arts 29(5): 621-645.
  • Tomaselli, K.G. (2015) ' Hacking through academentia: autoethnography, data and social change.' In Educational Research for Social Change. 4(2): 61-74.
  • Tomaselli, K.G. (2015)' Practices in scholarly publishing: making sense of rejection'. In Critical Arts, 29(6): 712-724.
  • Tomaselli, K.G. (2015)' Accessing the archive. A TV history of Afrikaans film. In  Journal of African Cinemas, 7(1): 3-14.
  • Tyali, S.M. and Tomaselli, K.G. (2015) 'Assessing "beneficiary" communities' participation in HIV/AIDS communication through community radio X-K FM as a case study'. 34(2): 3-18.
  • Tomaselli, K.G. (2013) Film cities and competitive advantage: Development factors in South African film. Journal of African Cinemas, 5(2): 237-252.
  • Tomaselli, K.G and Mboti, N. 2013. 'Doing' cultural studies: what is literacy in the age of the post? International Journal of Cultural Studies, pp. 521-537.
  • Tomaselli, K.G. 2013. Visualizing Different Kinds of Writing: Auto-ethnography, Social Science. Visual Anthropology, 26(2): 165-180.
  • Tomaselli, K.G; Mboti, N. and Rønning, H. 2013. South–North perspectives: the development of cultural and media studies in Southern Africa. Media, Culture and Society, 35(1): 36-43.
  • Tomaselli, K.G. 2012. The Researcher’s Guide to Ethiopia: what travel guides don’t tell you. Critical Arts, 26(3): 237-253.
  • Tomaselli, K.G. 2012. Consuming Nature: Antarctica, penguins and pollution. Critical Arts, 26(3): 328-352.
  • Mulwo, A.K; Tomaselli, K.G. and Francis, M.D. 2012. HIV/AIDS and discourses of denial in sub-Saharan Africa: AN Afro-optimist response? International Journal of Cultural Studies, 15(6): 567-582.
  • Tomaselli, K.G. 2012. Alter-Egos: Cultural and Media Studies. Critical Arts 26(1): 14-38.
  • Durden, E. and Tomaselli, K.G. 2012. Theory Meets Theatre Practice: Making a Difference to Public Health Programmes in Southern Africa. Professor Lynn Dalrymple: South African Scholar, Activist, Educator. Curriculum Inquiry, 42(1): 80-102.
  • Tomaselli, K.G. and Shepperson, A. 2011. Mirror Communities and Straw Individualisms: Essentialism, Cinema and Semiotic Analysis”, Journal of African Cinemas 3(1): 3-24.
  • Dockney, J. and Tomaselli, K.G. 2010. Third Screens, Third Cinema, Third Worlds and Triadomania: Examining Cellphilm Aesthetics in Visual Culture, Communitas 15: 97-111.
  • Shepperson, A. and Tomaselli, K.G. 2010. ‘Culture’ is not benign. Communicatio, 36(1): 58-70.
  • Nielsen, M. and Tomaselli, K.G. 2010. Overimitation in Kalahari Bushman Children and the Origins of Human Cultural Cognition, Psychological Science,:1-8.
  • Tomaselli, K.G. and Shepperson, A. 2010. All the World's a Brothel. Metaphysics of the Text and Cultural Economy in the Information Age, Critical Arts, 24(1):51-74.
  • Mulwo, A.K. and Tomaselli, K.G. 2009. Sex, Morality and AIDS: The Perils of Moralistic Discourses in HIV Prevention Campaigns among University Students, Communicatio, 35(2): 295-314
  • Mhando, M. and Tomaselli, K.G. 2009. Film and Trauma: Africa speaks to Itself through Truth and Reconciliation Films. Black Camera: An International Film Journal, 1(1): 30-50.
  • Mulwo, A.K., Tomaselli, K.G. & Dalrymple, L. 2009. Social constructions of "being faithful" among university students and their implications for their reception of partner-fidelity messages. Communicare, 28(2): 1-22.
  • Mulwo, A.K., Tomaselli, K.G. & Dalrymple, L. 2009. Condom Brands, perceptions of condom efficacy and HIV prevention among university students in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. African Journal of AIDS Research, 8(3): 311-320. 
  • Tomaselli, K.G. 2009. (Afri)ethics, Communitarianism and Libertarianism, The International Communication Gazette, 71(7): 577-594.
  • Shepperson, A. and Tomaselli, K.G. 2009. Media in Africa: Political, cultural and theoretical trajectories in the global environment, International Communication Gazette, 71(6): 473-489.
  • Tomaselli, K.G. 2009. (Re)Mediatizing AIDS in South Africa, Cultural Studies ß> Critical Methodologies, 9(4): 570-587.

Books edited or co-authored

  • Tomaselli, K.G. with Lange, M.E., Jansen, L.M. Fisher, R.C. and Morris, D.  (2013) Engraved Landscape: Biesje Poort. Tormentoso Publishers.
  • Proposed Commissioned Anthology 2013 - working title-“African Media”, as part of the Global Media and Communication Series by Polity Press. Co-author. Prof. R.E. Teer-Tomaselli. Forthcoming.
  • Tomaselli, K.G. (ed.) 2013(Under review by Pearson Publishers): working title: Making Sense of Research: theory, practice and ir/relevance irreverence, forthcoming.
  • Tomaselli, K.G. (Ed.) 2012. Cultural Tourism and Identity: Rethinking Indigeneity. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill.
  • Tomaselli, K.G. and Wright, H.K. (eds.) 2011. African Cultural Studies and Difference. London: Routledge. (Reprint in book form of Cultural Studies Theme Issue, edited by Wright and Tomaselli, 2008, 22(2), 173-186).
  • Olorunnisola, A. and Tomaselli, K.G. (eds.) 2011. Political Economy of Transformation: The South African MediaNew Jersey:  Hampton Press.
  • Tomaselli, K.G. and Chasi, C. (eds.) 2011. Development and Public Health Communication. Cape Town: Pearson.
  • Tomaselli, K.G. and Scott, D. (eds.) 2009. Cultural Icons.  Hojbjerg:  Intervention Press / San Francisco: Left Coast Publishers.

Editorial board member:

  • MEDIA, CULTURE & SOCIETY, PARA*DOXA, CONTINUUM, VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY, SA THEATRE JOURNAL amongst others.

Published in RESEARCH IN AFRICAN LITERATURES, IRIS, CINEMACTION, CONTINUUM, VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY, ORAL TRADITION, CINEASTE, JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION INQUIRY, amongst other titles

 

 


Inaugural:

# Article Title Author
1 A Contested Terrain Tomaselli, Keyan

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