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Prof Corné Davis

Associate Professor
Name: Corné Davis
Location: B-Ring 617A Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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Contact Details:
Tel: 011 559 2035

Email: cdavis@uj.ac.za

About Prof Corné Davis

Qualifications:

D Litt et Phil, UNISA, 2011

Overview/bio:

Corné Davis is a senior lecturer in Strategic Communication. She has been lecturing various communication subjects since 2000 and specialised in social systems theory and second-order cybernetics in her doctoral study. She participates in continuous curriculum development and postgraduate supervision. She facilitates and develops undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Strategic Communication.

She has presented papers at a number of local and international conferences. She has published a number of articles in accredited journals. She is a known gender-based violence activist and has facilitated related workshops for UJ students. She is a trustee of Matla a Bana, a well-known NGO who campaigns against child rape and secondary abuse. She is an advisory to TEARS Foundation. She has been a keynote speaker at various events hosted by SAPS FCS Unit, the International Women’s Peace Group, UJ Transformation Unit and City of Jo’burg. She has been on the steering committee for five conferences and seminars co-facilitated and co-hosted by UJ Department of Strategic Communication, UJ Department of Family Law and UNISA Department of Corrections Management.

Research Interests: Social systems theory, second-order cybernetics, strategic communication, gender-based violence, global sustainability, LGBTQI+ and gender identity, gender equality, communication of science, communication theory

Journal publications

Verwey, S. & Davis, C. (2011). Sociocybernetics and autopoiesis – new laws of organisational form?

Communicare 30(2):2-26

Verwey, S. & Davis, C. (2012). Network Direct Selling Organisations: a schismatic perspective. Communicare31(2):57-77.

Davis, C. (2012). A second-order cybernetic explanation for the existence of network direct selling organisations as self-creating systems. Communitas 57(1):76-88.

Davis, C. (2013). Die belang van Niklas Luhmann vir kommunikasieteorie: ‘n Inleidende interpretasie.

Communitas 53(1):76-88.

Davis, C. (2015). Domestic violence in the workplace! Business Brief April/May 2015. Available at: www.bbrief.co.za.

Davis, C. (2017). The communicative co-constitution of gender-based violence through functional differentiation. International American Journal of Social Science 6(1):32-44

Davis, C. & Meerkotter, D.N. (2017). Exploring the heuristic value of non-personal data for sexual- and gender-based violence prevention and intervention in South Africa. African Safety Promotion 15(1):16-37.

Davis, C., Sitto, M. & Matema, L. (2018). Reflection on a collaborative teaching project about gender inequality: students learning by doing through transdisciplinarity. SOTL in the South Special Issue 2(1):21-41.

Sitto, K. & Davis. C. (2020). Hidden figures – Re-framing gender prototyping from a communication science perspective. Accepted for publication in Agenda (Special edition 2020).

The following are in press:

Binneman, A. & Davis, C. (2020). From Management to Engagement: How South Africa’s Square Kilometer Array Project Transformed its Interactions with Stakeholder Groups. NASA Special edition on Square Kilometre Array.

Davis, C. (2020). Strategic communication practice in communicatively constituted contexts. Perspectives on strategic communication. (Chapter 5)

Binneman, A & Davis, C. (2020). Star stories: The Square Kilometre Array in South Africa engagement with the San Peoples. Communitas

Davis, C. (2020). How the private sector can address the issue of gender-based violence. African Safety Promotion.

Book chapters

Books and chapters in books

Davis, C. (2014). What is research? In Research Matters:1-17. Edited by Du Plooy-Cilliers, F., Davis, C. & Bezuidenhout, R.(Eds.) (2014). Research matters. Cape Town: Juta.

Bezuidenhout, R. &Davis, C. (2014). From topic to research question. In Research Matters:60-71. Edited by Du Plooy-Cilliers, F., Davis, C. & Bezuidenhout, R.(Eds.) (2014). Research matters. Cape Town: Juta.

Davis, C. (2014). The aims of research. In Research Matters:72-81. Edited by Du Plooy-Cilliers, F.,

Davis, C. & Bezuidenhout, R.(Eds.) (2014). Cape Town: Juta.

Davis, C. (2014). The research rationale. In Research Matters:92-99. Edited by Du Plooy-Cilliers, F., Davis, C. & Bezuidenhout, R.(Eds.) (2014). Cape Town: Juta.

Davis, C. (2014). Conceptualisation. In Research Matters:107-120. Edited by Du Plooy-Cilliers, F., Davis, C. & Bezuidenhout, R.(Eds.) (2014). Cape Town: Juta.

Davis, C. (2014). Constructing arguments in research. In Research Matters:121-130. Edited by Du Plooy-Cilliers, F., Davis, C. & Bezuidenhout, R.(Eds.) (2014). Cape Town: Juta.

Conference participation (in the last 5 years):

UJ Transformation LGBTQI Summit 2018: The complexity of gender identity and organisational semantics of sensitivity. University of Johannesburg (Davis & Sitto)

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Johannesburg, July 2017: Transdisciplinarity in the classroom. Building solutions to challenges through collective problem solving (Davis, Sitto & Matema)

UJ Family Law & Strategic Communication Seminar. Family diversity in focus. The family as a system of (in)differentiation through exclusion. Johannesburg, 14 September 2017. (Davis & Crystal)

South African Communication Association (SACOMM), Bloemfontein, October 2016: A transformation from exclusion to inclusiveness through participative learning: a case study (Davis & Sitto)

South African Communication Association (SACOMM), Potchefstroom, October 2014: Process(es) as non-human agency in the communicative constitution of organising (Verwey & Davis).

Foundation for Professional Development’s First South African National Conference on Violence, Boksburg, Gauteng, 16 August 2016: Hotspot mapping (Davis & Meerkotter)

UNISA Faculty of Law & UJ Department of Strategic Communication Conference, Pretoria, 23 July 2015: Un-silence: Matla a Bana (Davis & Crystal)

South African Communication Association (SACOMM), Potchefstroom, October 2014: Process(es) as non-human agency in the communicative constitution of organising (Verwey & Davis).