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Senior Lecturer in Media Studies, University of Cape Town

Dr Tanja Bosch completed her undergraduate studies in English and History (BA, Hons) at the University of Cape Town, before working in the local film and community radio sectors. She completed her MA in International Affairs while a Fulbright Scholar at Ohio University, where she also graduated with a PhD in Mass Communication.

Tanja Bosch is former station manager of Bush Radio, and also worked as a trainer for UNESCO community radio stations in Jamaica and Trinidad; and for Open Society Foundation stations in South Africa.

Tanja completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Journalism at Stellenbosch University during 2005-2006, where she also taught radio broadcasting. She conducts research and has published in the following areas: community radio, talk radio and citizenship, health communication, youth and mobile media, identity and social networking.


  • –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