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About Dr Sifiso Mnisi

Sifiso Mnisi is a senior a lecturer in the Department of Communication and Media at the University of Johannesburg. He has PhD in Communication Studies which focused on youth subcultures of consumption in South African townships. He has a wealth of experience in higher education both in the private and public higher education institutions spanning over 10 years. Prior to returning to UJ in 2021, Sifiso worked as Deputy Dean: Research at another institution of higher education. He has attended and presented research papers at a number of local and international conferences. Sifiso is a member of many professional bodies in South Africa and abroad these include amongst others: The South African Communications Association, South African Private Higher Education Association, the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), and The Golden Key International Honour Society. He has published journal articles and book chapters. He also publishes opinion pieces in mainstream media and often gets invited for TV and radio interviews to talk about issues that relate to higher education in South Africa. His research interests lie in the fields of media, communication, consumer behaviour, gender and cultural studies, decolonization in higher education, and the use of technology in higher education. Sifiso is currently working on a book focusing on youth subcultures of consumption in South African townships.