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Lauren Dyll


Bio – Dr. Lauren Dyll 0)31 260 2298 Room G011a

Lauren Dyll is Academic Leader of Research for the School of Applied Human Sciences (SAHS) and Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She teaches honours modules in media theory, social change and health communication and research methodology. She is currently supervising the Honours research project on Uzalo: Blood is Forever. She has supervised 2 PhDs and 12 Masters to graduation.

Research interests and publication topics include participatory communication, critical indigenous qualitative methodologies, cultural tourism and issues of identity. She is a key contributor to the Rethinking Indigeneity project. The rethinking of indigeneity requires the discarding of imperialist epistemological assumptions of researchers as ‘experts’ and of indigenous knowledge as a barrier to progress. Her specific interests involves critical indigenous qualitative methodologies with the aim to signal strategies that may facilitate the participatory and transformative aspects of the research encounter. She is particularly interested in this relationship within the field of development communication with multiple partners, including indigenous communities. As tourism is often a significant part of indigenous communities’ political economy, the ways in which development-as-cultural tourism is mobilised is studied. Related to this are issues of identity and thus the inter-relationship between development/social change and identity. 

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