BA (Hons) (Lancaster University, UK), MA (Lancaster University, UK), PhD (Lancaster University, UK)
Sarah is a lecturer in the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, teaching graduate modules in cultural studies, media theory, and research methodology. Sarah previously worked at the University of Surrey and Lancaster University, in the UK. Her research interests include: critical theory, cultural studies, food studies, hospitality, and mobilities. Together with Jennie Germann Molz she edited Mobilizing Hospitality: The Ethics of Social Relations in a Mobile World (Ashgate 2007). Previous publications focus on representations of the refugee and asylum seeker, the cultural politics of ‘curry’, tourism & the cinema, and metaphors of hospitality.
Gibson, S. (2013) ‘Testimony in a Culture of Disbelief: Asylum Hearings and the Impossibility of Bearing Witness’, Journal for Cultural Research 17(1) 1-20
Gibson, S. (2009) ‘“The Curry Mile”: Placing Taste, Tasting Place in Manchester’, Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings 9(2) 64-79
Gibson, S. (2007) ‘Food Mobilities: Traveling, Dwelling and Eating Cultures’, Space and Culture 10(1) 4-21
Gibson, S. (2007) ‘“Abusing our Hospitality”: Inhospitableness and the Politics of Deterrence.’ In Mobilizing Hospitality: The Ethics of Social Relations in a Mobile World. Edited by Germann Molz, J., and Gibson, S. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Germann Molz, J., and Gibson, S. (2007) ‘Introduction: Mobilizing and Mooring Hospitality.’ In Mobilizing Hospitality: The Ethics of Social Relations in a Mobile World. Edited by Germann Molz, J., and Gibson, S. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Gibson, S. (2006) ‘“The Hotel Business is about Strangers”: Border Politics and Hospitable Spaces in Stephen Frears’ Dirty Pretty Things’, Third Text 20(6) 693-701
Gibson, S. (2006) ‘A Seat with a View: Tourism, (Im)Mobility and the Cinematic Travel-Glance’, Tourist Studies 6(2) 157-178
Gibson, S. (2004) ‘English Journeys: the tourist, the guidebook, and the motorcar in The Remains of the Day’, Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing 5(2) 43-71
Gibson, S. (2003) ‘Accommodating Strangers: British Hospitality and the Asylum Hotel Debate’, Journal for Cultural Research 7(4) 367-386