Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology

Ms E McDowall

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology
Tel: 012 484 1127


  • B Com (Marketing) (UJ, 1995)
  • BA (Fine Arts) (UP, 2005)
  • MA (Visual Studies) (UP, 2011) 

Fields of academic interests

Research interests

  • Urban and consumer culture
  • Walking as artistic practice
  • Women and the city

Field of Specialisation

  • Ideology in visual culture
  • The flâneur
  • Francis Alÿs
  • South African and contemporary art
  • Feminism and queer theory in visual culture 

Journal articles

  • Dreyer, E & McDowall E. 2012. Imagining the flâneur as a woman. Communicatio 38(1): 30-44. 

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Editorial Board: de arte