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Dr Joanah Gadzikwa

Lecturer: School of Social Science

Email: joanah.gadzikwa@monash.edu

Tel: +27 11 950 4169

Qualifications
  • PhD (Media and Cultural Studies)
  • MA (Media and Cultural Studies)
  • BA (Hons) Culture, Communication and Media Studies
Research interest

Her research interests include identity constructions of migrants in host societies, media representation, interactivity in the new media landscape and new media cyber cultures. She has supervised a number of Honours students to completion and has been actively involved in external marking for Honours dissertations.

Teaching Commitments
  • AZA2030 Corporate Communication
  • AZA2035 Development Communication
  • AZA1279 Media and Society
  • AZA2436 New Media and Cyber Cultures
  • Honours Supervision
Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
  • Minga J. and Gadzikwa J. (2018) Supposing that there were Female Fathers. American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Research (AJHSSR) 3(1) 122-129.
  • Gadzikwa, J. (2017) African Femininities in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions. International Journal of Arts and Humanities 6(4) 1-11.
  • Asakitikpi, A. O. and Gadzikwa, J. (2015) Reactions and Actions to Xenophobia: An Analysis of The Herald and The Guardian Online Newspapers. Global Media Journal 9(2) 217-247.
  • Gadzikwa, J. (2015). “Interactivity and Cyber Democracy: The Case of Zimbabwe’s Online Newspapers”. Journal of Media and Communication Studies 7(4).
  • Gadzikwa, J. and Jones, N. (2010) Online Media and Democracy: A critical analysis of the role played by Zimbabwe’s online English newspapers in the run-up to 2008 elections. Lambert Academic Publishing ISBN 978-3-8433-7295-4
International Conference Presentations
  • International Association of Media and Communication Research Conference 2013 Dublin (Ireland) presented a paper entitled: “Interactivity and Cyber Democracy: The Case of Zimbabwe’s Online Newspapers”.
  • International Association of Media and Communication Research Conference 2012, Durban (South Africa), Presented a paper entitled “Media and democracy: The Internet for the revival of a public sphere in Zimbabwe.”
National Conference Presentations
  • The South African Communications Association (SACOMM) 2017, Grahamstown (South Africa). Presented a paper entitled: “Feminisation of migration: An analysis of news media texts about Zimbabwean migrants in South Africa”
Books and Chapters in Books
  • Gadzikwa,J. and Jones, N.(2010) Online Media and Democracy: A critical analysis of the role played by Zimbabwe’s online English newspapers in the run-up to the 2008 elections, Saarbrucken:  LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.
Other Professional Activities
  • External moderator for Honours dissertation with The University of Johannesburg
  • Council on Higher Education Programme Evaluator
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