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Virtual Launch Invitation – Contemporary Campus Life

06 May 2021
12:00 - 14:00

6 MAY 2021  |  12:00 – 14:00 | 

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Contemporary Campus Life presents an argument that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an ecological correction that affects all of humanity, one that management theory can learn from. Tomaselli presents a cogent critique of managerialism with an incisive satirical humour that delves into the quirks of university academia. This analysis shows how these quirks affect lived relations in the academy’s practice of science, teaching and reasoning. The academy is not a safe space, but given the truth that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed, Tomaselli shows how it could become so.


Prof Keyan Tomselli, Distinguished Professor, University of Johannesburg and Professor Emeritus and Fellow, University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is a member of the SA Academy of Science and recipient of the Legends and Heroes award, The Simon Mabhunu Sabela Film Awards. 

Prof Nithaya Chetty, Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Witwatersrand. Former president of the Institute of Physics and current vice-president of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

Dr Duduzile Zwane, studied at UKZN for her Masters and UJ for her PhD.  She specializes in health and development communication and cultural studies. Her research focus is on enabling voices of marginalized people (especially women) within public discursive spaces.

Dr Paul Colbey, Professor in Language and Media, Middlesex University. Middlesex University, Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries, Faculty Member, President of the International Association for Semiotic Studies.


Professor Klaus Beiter, holds B.Iur. LL.B. degrees (both obtained with distinction) from the University of South Africa, Pretoria, and a doctorate in international human rights law (obtained summa cum laude) from the University of Munich, Germany. Prof. Beiter focuses on the right to education, higher education, academic freedom, freedom of science and the law of science, minority rights (language, religion, and culture), intellectual property and human rights, and the extraterritorial application of human rights. He wrote the first English-language monograph on the right to education under international law, also addressing minority education rights (linguistic and religious rights in education).

This seminar series is funded by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI). The views and opinions expressed therein as well as findings and statements of the seminar series do not necessarily represent the views of the DSI. Please also note that this seminar may be recorded and published on the HSRC podcast channel. 

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