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Ylva Rodny-Gumede

Professor of Journalism in the Department of Journalism, Film and Television, University of Johannesburg

Ylva Rodny-Gumede
 is Professor in the Department of Journalism, Film and Television
 in the School of Communication 
at University of Johannesburg and a Senior Associate Researcher with the Stanhope Centre for International Communications Policy Research at the London School of Economics. Her current research concerns journalistic practices and models for journalism in post-colonial societies in the global South. Ylva holds a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University and an MA in Politics from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and an additional MA in Journalism from Cardiff University in the U.K.


  • 2009–present
    Professor, School of Communication, University of Johannesburg


  • 2012 
    School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, PhD