Lecturer

PhD, MA, BA Hons, BEd.
skankuzi@cc.ac.mw    +256 882 85 63 47

Dr. Sydney Kankuzi lectures in media, communication, and cultural studies, and in academic literacy. He holds a PhD in Journalism studies from Ulster University (United Kingdom), an MA in Cultural and Media Studies from the University of KwaZulu Natal (South Africa), a BA Hons in Cultural and Media Studies from University of Natal (South Africa), and a B.Ed. from University of Malawi. His PhD thesis, which draws heavily from Sociology of journalism and Cultural Studies, examines the manifestation of the ideological project of nation building in current affairs programming of MBCtv, the television section of Malawi’s public service broadcaster. His master’s degree research explores how South Africa’s television represents work, especially as a concept crisscrossed with race and gender. Some of his journal articles and book chapters have been public in Malawi, South Africa, Senegal, and outside Africa. With 19 years of experience in University teaching and research, Kankuzi is an expert in designing, developing, delivering, and evaluating academic programs and short training programs in the disciplines of media, communication, cultural studies, and academic literacy. During his career at Chancellor College, he has held a number of important academic and management positions, including Head of Department, Acting Deputy Dean of Humanities, Co-ordinator of BA Media for Development program, Leader of BA Communication and Cultural Studies program curriculum development team, and Faculty of Humanities representative at the University of Malawi senate. Currently, he is a reviewer for media and communication studies and related programs at Malawi’s National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).

Research Interests

Radio and television studies; intersection between language, communication, and culture; communication and democracy and/or development;media content analysis; media education and training in Africa; audience research; public relations; advertising; academic literacy.

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