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Associate Professor in Media Studies and Production, University of Cape Town

Tanja Bosch is an Associate Professor of Media Studies and Production in the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town. She teaches journalism and multimedia production, social media, radio studies and research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her first book, Broadcasting Democracy: Radio and Identity in South Africa, was published by the HSRC Press in 2017. Her second monograph, Social Media and Everyday Life in South Africa (Routledge, 2021) explores how South Africans use social media apps for personal and group identity formation. Dr Bosch has published widely in the field of radio studies in South Africa; and is currently emerging as one of a few African academics publishing in the area of social media activism, with her work on #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall and other hashtagged campaigns.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Media Studies and production, University of Cape Town

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Senior Lecturer in Media Studies
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation