Department of Communication Science

Mrs M Van der Walt-Ehlers

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Communication Science
Tel: 012 429 8500


  • BA Languages (Journalism) (University of Pretoria)
  • BHons Visual Studies (University of Pretoria)
  • MA Visual Studies (University of Pretoria)

Fields of academic interests

  • Postfeminism and femininities
  • Gender representation in popular culture
  • Gendered identity in the media
  • The sublime
  • Genre studies
  • Media and cultural theory
  • Celebrity and star studies

Field of Specialisation

  • Film and television studies
  • Gender and representation
  • Media content analysis

Journal articles

  • 2014. Conference review: Zanele Muholi Colloquium. Image & Text. 24: 162-165.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Executive Committee member of SACOMM
  • Editorial board member of the accredited journal Image & Text


  • Involved with the Media and Democracy Project