Professor Sarah Gibson is a lecturer in the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Sarah is the CCMS representative for the Teaching & Learning Committee in the School of Applied Human Sciences. Sarah previously worked at the University of Surrey and Lancaster University, in the UK. She currently teaches Honours modules in Cultural Studies, Media Theory, and Research Methodology, and is supervising the Honours research project on Uzalo: Blood is Forever. She also supervises Masters and Doctoral students in the areas of cultural studies, television, women’s magazines, and new media cultures.
Her research interests focus on the intersection between critical theory, popular culture and the new mobilities paradigm. Previous publications focus on the landscapes of soap opera, the cultural politics of the railway, the figures of the refugee and asylum seeker, the cultural politics of ‘curry’, tourism & the cinema, and metaphors of hospitality.
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