(19**-) Theatre and film critic and researcher. Having taught in the English Department at the University of the Western Cape as well as in the English and Drama departments at the Stellenbosch University, (where he also co-authored a study of arts activities in Stellenbosch, with Temple Hauptfleisch), he became an Associate Professor in the Centre for Film and Media Studies (University of Cape Town).
He edits the youth culture archive website Staticphlow, which aims to bridge the gap between scholars, artists and activists who are working on aspects of youth culture.
Other activities included freelance criticism and articles for the Mail and Guardian, SL and Y magazines; e-commerce ventures, dabbling in television and video production and experiments in music and spoken word / poetry performance.
Besides his research articles and reviews, he is the author of two books: Static: Race and Representation in Post-Apartheid Music, Media and Film (HSRC Press, 2012) and Stealing Empire: P2P, Intellectual Property and Hip-Hop Subversion (HSRC Press, 2008).
In 2010 he was awarded a Mandela Mellon Fellowship to work at the W.E.B. du Bois Institute of African and African American Research at Harvard University.
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