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Ruth Teer-Tomaselli 

  • Professor Ruth Teer-Tomaselli  
  • Director and academic Co-ordinator for The Centre for Communication, Media and Society
  • teertoma@ukzn.ac.za

Ruth Teer-Tomaselli is a Full Professor and a Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.  She holds a B-rating from the National Research Foundation.  From 2002 to 2014 she has held a UNESCO Chair in Communications for South Africa.  Teer-Tomaselli was the Deputy Dean (Post-Graduate Studies) for the Faculty of Humanities, Development and Social Science from 2009-2011, having previously held the position in an Acting capacity from 2007-2009. She is a member of the International Association for Media and Communication Research, and has served as the Vice-President of the Association from 2008-2012, as well as being a member of the International Council for several years. She is a member of the South African Association for Communication (SACOMM), and served a two-year period as President (2008-2009) following two years as Vice-President (2006-2007).

Teer-Tomaselli’s current research interests cover the political economy of the media; broadcasting (both governance and content); South African and African media history; and memory studies with a particular emphasis on mediated-memories.  She has written on political cartooning and political communication.

In her private life she is an avid gardener with a special interest in bonsai trees.

Accredited publications in the past five years

McCracken, D. and Teer-Tomaselli, R.E. (2013) Communication in Colonial and Post-colonial Southern Africa. In Simonson, P; Peck, J; Craig, R.T. and Jackson, J. (eds.) The Handbook of Communication History.  London: Routledge.

Teer-Tomaselli, R.E. (2013). In the beginning: Politics and Programming in the first years of South African Television’. In Colin Chasi and Michele Tager (eds.) Studies in South African Television. Johannesburg: Heineman,

Teer-Tomaselli, R.E. and Dyll-Myklebust, L. (2012) ‘Finding yourself in the past, the present, the local and the global: Potentialities of mediated cosmopolitanism as a research methodology.’ In Volkmer, I. (ed.) Handbook of Global Media Research. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Teer-Tomaselli, R.E. (2011). Legislation, regulation and management in the South African broadcasting landscape: A case study of the of the South African Broadcasting Corporation’ In Mansel, R. and Raboy, M. (eds.) Handbook on Global Media and Communication Policy. London: Blackwell.

Olorunnisola, A.A; Tomaselli, K.G. and Teer-Tomaselli, R.E. (2011). Political Economy, Representation and Transformation in South Africa. In Olorunnisola, A.A. and Tomaselli, K.G. (eds.) Political Economy of Media Transformation in South Africa. Inc. Cresskill, N.J.: Hampton Press, 1-13.

Teer-Tomaselli, R.E. (2011).Transforming State-Owned Enterprises in the Global Age: Lessons from Broadcasting and Telecommunications in South Africa. In Olorunnisola, A.A. and Tomaselli, K.G. (eds.) Political Economy of Media Transformation in South Africa. Inc. Cresskill, N.J.: Hampton Press, 133-166.

Tomaselli, K.G. and Teer-Tomaselli, R.E. (2009). New Public Spheres: The Digital Age and Big Brother. In Mudhai, O.F; Tettey, W. and Banda, F. (eds.) African Media and the Digital Public Sphere. London and New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

Teer-Tomaselli, R.E. (2011). From Total Onslaught to customer satisfaction: SABC television form 1985-1993. Conference of the South African Communications Association (SACOMM), University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa. 29-31 August, 2011.

Teer-Tomaselli, R.E. and Dyll-Myklebust, L. (2011). Finding yourself in the Past, the Present, the Local and the Global:  Potentialities of Mediated Cosmopolitanism as a Research Methodology. 30th Conference and General Assembly of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR),Istanbul, Turkey.  13-17 July, 2011.

 

Teer-Tomaselli, R.E . (2010). Legislation, regulation and management in the South African broadcasting landscape: A case study of the of the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Conference of the South African Communications Association (SACOMM), University of Johannesburg, South Africa. 26-28 September, 2010.

 

Teer-Tomaselli, R.E. (2009). Governance and Accountability within the Broadcasting Sector: The Strange case of the SABC Board. . Conference of the South African Communications Association (SACOMM), University of the North-West, Potchefstroom,  South Africa.  September, 2009.

 

Forthcoming publications

Teer-Tomaselli, R.E. (2014, forthcoming). In service of Empire: The South African Broadcasting Corporation during World War II, Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies, 29(1).

Teer-Tomaselli, R.E. (2015, Forthcoming). Language, Programming and Propaganda during the SABC’s First Decade, Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies.

 



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