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Prof Sarah Chiumbu

Prof Sarah Chiumbu
Department of Journalism, Film and Television Academic
Associate Professor

Contact Details
B Ring 604A
011 559 2809

Sarah Helen Chiumbu is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication, University of Johannesburg (the UJ). Before joining the UJ, she was a Senior Research Specialist in the Human and Social Development Research Programme at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). Prior to that she spent 7 years at the University of Witwatersrand where she was a senior lecturer in media and communication studies. She holds a PhD and MA in media studies from the University Of Oslo, Norway. Her research interests include media, democracy and citizenship, new and alternative media, policy studies, social movements, African political thought, decolonial and postcolonial theories.

Sarah is interested in supervising postgraduate students whose projects relate to:

  • Media & democracy
  • Media and decoloniality
  • Critical political economy of the media
  • Media for social change
  • Media, race and representation
  • Digital media, interactivity and internet practices
  • Media, policy and regulation