School of Applied Human Sciences

Sarah Gibson

gibsons@ukzn.ac.za

031-260-2367

  • Details

  • Position Academic Leader: Teaching and Learning and Senior Lecturer
  • Discipline Centre for Communication, Media and Society
  • CampusHoward College Campus
  • Office AddressG005a

Degrees Held

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Surrey University)
  • PhD Cultural Research (Lancaster University)
  • Master of Arts in Contemporary Literary Studies (Lancaster University)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) English (Lancaster University)

Research Interests

  • Cultural Studies
  • Cultural Theory
  • Mobilities

Teaching Interests

  • Cultural Studies
  • Film & Television
  • New Media Cultures
Selected

Publications

  • Germann Molz, J. and Gibson, S. (Eds.) (2007) Mobilizing Hospitality: The Ethics of Social Relations in a Mobile World. Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Gibson, S. Dyll, L., and Teer-Tomaselli, R. (accepted for publication) ‘Entertaining the Nation: Incentivising Indigenous Soap Opera in South Africa’, in Sigismondi, P. (Ed.) World Entertainment Media: Global, Regional and Local Perspectives. London: Routledge.
  • Gibson, S. (accepted for publication) ‘Township Trains and the Politics of Mobility in Apartheid South Africa’, in Aguiar, M., Mathieson, C., and Pearce, L. (Eds.) Mobility Literature Culture. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Gibson, S. (2007) ‘“Abusing Our Hospitality”: Inhospitableness and the Politics of Deterrence’ in Germann Molz, J. and Gibson, S. (Eds.) Mobilizing Hospitality: The Ethics of Social Relations in a Mobile World. Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Germann Molz, J. and Gibson, S. (2007) ‘Introduction: Mobilizing and Mooring Hospitality’ in Germann Molz, J. and Gibson, S. (Eds.) Mobilizing Hospitality: The Ethics of Social Relations in a Mobile World. Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Gibson, S. (2018), ‘The landscapes and aesthetics of soap opera: Townships, television and tourism’, Journal of African Cinemas, 10(1-2) 95–110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/jac.10.1-2.95_1
  • Gibson, S. (2013) ‘Testimony in a Culture of Disbelief: Asylum Hearings and the Impossibility of Bearing Witness’, Journal for Cultural Research 17(1) 1-20 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14797585.2011.613221
  • Gibson, S. (2009) ‘“The Curry Mile”: Placing Taste, Tasting Place in Manchester’, Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings 9(2) 64-79
  • Gibson, S. (2007) ‘Food Mobilities: Traveling, Dwelling, and Eating Cultures’, Space and Culture 10(1) 4-21 https://doi.org/10.1177/1206331206296756
  • Gibson, S. (2006) ‘“The Hotel Business is about Strangers”: Border Politics and Hospitable Spaces in Stephen Frears’ Dirty Pretty Things’, Third Text 20(6) 693-701 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09528820601069631
  • Gibson, S. (2006) ‘A Seat with a View: Tourism, (Im)Mobility, and the Cinematic-Travel Glance’, Tourist Studies 6(2) 157-178 https://doi.org/10.1177/1468797606071475
  • Gibson, S. (2004) ‘English Journeys: the tourist, the guidebook, and the motorcar in The Remains of the Day’, Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing 5(2) 43-71 http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/jys.2004.050203
  • Gibson, S. (2003) ‘Accommodating Strangers: British Hospitality and the Asylum Hotel Debate’, Journal for Cultural Research 7(4) 367-386 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1479758032000165039
Student

Supervision

  • Supervision of Projects on Representing and Consuming the Local: Exploring the Production and Reception of
  • Luyanda Makoba Title to be confirmed.
  • Thando Mkhize Title to be confirmed.
  • Nomsa Vanto Promotional Culture and Corporate Communication in Higher Education: Analysing the Representation and Reception of UKZN Student Culture and Identity in the UKZNdaba Online Newsletter (2016).
  • Ajimakin Ifedayo, Facebook and Students: the motivation for use and its effects on undergraduate students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
  • Tselane Mofekang (graduated 2018) Representing the Empowered Black Woman: A Semiotic Analysis of True Love and Destiny Magazines.
  • Poloko Mokohenhatse (graduated 2018) Social Media Activism: An Analysis of the #RhodesMustFall campaign on Twitter.
  • Janet Onuh (co-supervisor, graduated 2018) The Representation of ‘The Matriarch’ in South African Telenovelas: A Case Study of
  • Ndu Ngcobo (co-supervisor) Title to be confirmed.
  • Poloko Mokohenhatse Title to be confirmed.
  • Brenda Bukowa Mobile Communication and Social Media: An Investigation of how teenagers experience online participatory culture in Lusaka, Zambia.’
  • Damien Tomaselli Spatial-Temporal Narrative Delineation Enacted in Traditional and Emerging Spaces: A Systematic Method to envisioning Bakhtin’s Chronotope.

Teaching Expertise

  • Cultural Studies
  • Film & Television
  • New Media Cultures
  • Mobilities