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Professor in Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand

I am the author of three monographs exploring different aspects of consumer culture and the media, and the co-editor of four books exploring different aspects of media and consumption. I have also published widely in key cultural studies and communications journals. I write on celebrity, aspiration, inequality, commodities, and waste. I am increasingly interested in the links between consumer society, quality of life (happiness), and environmental and planetary sustainability.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand


  • 2009 
    LSE, Media Studies

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Associate Professor of Media Studies
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation


NRF B3-Rated Scholar