College of Human Sciences

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The Department of Communication Science in Unisa's College of Human Sciences recently relaunched its Community of Communication Scholarship Project. As part of the relaunch, they hosted Dr Yolo Koba, who presented on From porn to protest: Exploring the meaning of Black Lives Matter (BLM) in sexually explicit websites, on 30 July 2020.

Koba’s work on the intersections of race, gender, class and porn consumption formally kicked off at the University of the Witwatersrand with his award-winning PhD on porn consumption in South Africa. He has since focused on sexually explicit media texts as sites of negotiation on sexual citizenship, class, and racial identity construction and renegotiating, among other things.

The Community of Communication Scholarship Project was undertaken by the department based on the fact that a university education comprises much more than just discipline learning or knowledge. Through interactions and discussions on academic topics, the scholarly muscles of academics are exercised, and academic maturity is built, allowing scholars and students to construct their own thoughts, theories and epistemologies.

Given that Unisa students are all around the globe, a space for virtual interaction - a virtual community of scholarship - was constructed for this important feature of postgraduate life. Sessions are held every month, and invitations for specific events will also be advertised.

You can learn more about the Community of Communication Scholarship Project here.

* By Rivonia Naidu-Hoffmeester, Communications and Marketing Specialist, College of Human Sciences

Publish date: 2020/08/07