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Associate Professor, Post graduate coordinator: Graphic Design-led programmes
Name: Deirdre Pretorius
Location: 1st Floor, FADA Building Bunting Road Campus
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Contact Details:
Tel: +27 (0)11 559 1117

Email: dpretorius@uj.ac.za

About Deirdre Pretorius

Deirdre Pretorius is an associate professor in the Graphic Design Department at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). She lectures Design Studies on undergraduate level and supervises postgraduate students in the Honours Design, MA Design and PhD (Art and Design) programmes. Her main research interest is the history of graphic design in South Africa. Students with an interest in pursuing postgraduate studies on contemporary and historical graphic design and visual culture in Africa are welcome to contact her.

Publications: accredited journals and conference proceedings

Pretorius, D & Sauthoff, M. 2004. Challenging apartheid; posters from the United Democratic Front and End Conscription Campaign. Image and Text 11: 23-32.
Pretorius, D, Verhoef, G & Sauthoff, M. 2012. The printed propaganda of the Communist Party of South Africa during World War II. Image and Text 20: 30-49. Available online: http://www.imageandtext.up.ac.za/
Pretorius, D. 2007. Amapasi Asiwafuni! / To hell with pass laws! Class, race and gender identities in the anti-pass laws cartoons published in Umsebenzi / South African Worker 1933-1936. Image and Text 13. Available online: http://www.imageandtext.up.ac.za/
Pretorius, D. 2008. Countering stereotypes: the representation of Africans in Communist Party of South Africa cartoons 1930-1936. Image and Text 14: 54-68. Available online: http://www.imageandtext.up.ac.za/
Pretorius, D. 2009. Visually Constructing Socialist Identity in 20th Century South Africa: A Comparison of Communist Party of South Africa Cartoons from the 1930s and Congress of South Africa Trade Union Posters from the 1980s, in Imaging Ourselves: Visual Identities in Representation. Johannesburg: VIAD:90-105. Available online: http://www.viad.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/06-Visually-constructing-socialist-identity-in-20th-century-South-Africa_Deirdre-Pretorius.pdf
Pretorius, D. 2011. The Printed Propaganda of the Communist Party of South Africa 1921-1950, Proceedings from the Design History Society Annual Conference, Design Activism and Social Change, 7-10 September 2012, Barcelona, Spain. Available online:http://www.historiadeldisseny.org/congres/
Pretorius, D. 2013. The visual representation of masculinities in Huisgenoot Tempo magazine. Communicatio: South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research. 39(2):210-232.
Pretorius, D. 2015. Visual communication design in South Africa: a postcolonial perspective. The Journal of Design History.http://jdh.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/04/29/jdh.epv010.short?rss=1

Conference Papers delivered

Pretorius, D. 2008. Visual representation and race in the printed propaganda of the Communist Party of South Africa: Cartoons from Umsebenzi 1930-1936. South African Visual Arts Historians (SAVAH) Annual Conference, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Pretorius, D. 2009. Visually Constructing Socialist Identity in 20th Century South Africa: A Comparison of Communist Party of South Africa Cartoons from the 1930s and Congress of South Africa Trade Union Posters from the 1980s. Imaging Ourselves: Visual Identities in Representation. VIAD, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Pretorius, D. 2011. The Printed Propaganda of the Communist Party of South Africa 1921-1950. Paper presented at the Design History Society Annual Conference; Design Activism and Social Change, Barcelona, Spain. Available online:http://www.historiadeldisseny.org/congres/
Pretorius, D. 2012. Representing masculinities in Huisgenoot Tempo Magazine. Paper presented at Work/Force: South African masculinities in the media, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Pretorius, D. 2013. Visual communication design in South Africa: a postcolonial perspective. Paper presented at the Design History Society Annual Conference; Towards Global Histories of Design: Postcolonial Perspectives, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India.
Pretorius, D. 2014. South African poster propaganda during the Second World War. Paper presented at the Design History Society Annual Conference; Design for War and Peace, University of Oxford, UK.