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Amanda du Preez

Amanda du Preez

Amanda du Preez is Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Pretoria, where she teaches Visual Culture Studies. She obtained a DPhil in English from the University of South Africa on the topic of cyberfeminism and embodiment in 2003. She has co-edited South African visual culture (2005); edited Taking a hard look: gender and visual culture (2009) and authored Gendered bodies and new technologies: rethinking embodiment in a cyber-era (2009). She served as assistant editor of two accredited journals, Image & Text and De Arte. Currently she serves on the editorial board of Gender Questions, advisory board Persona Studies, the VIAD (UJ) advisory board, and most notably the International Association for Visual Culture. She has a C2 rating from the NRF and received the award as researcher of the year (Arts Cluster) in 2013 and Lecturer of the Year (Humanities) in 2015.

Research focus areas: critical visual culture, feminist theory, gender, embodiment, cyber culture, the sublime, self-portraiture, social media, selfies, place and sense of belonging, digital humanities

The deadly selfie game – the thrill to end all thrills

May 17, 2016 15:13 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

According to the popular press it was more likely in 2015 for a person to die while taking a selfie than to be killed by a shark this is globally. This means that, officially, the deadly monster shark from the Jaws movie...

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Peloton will start selling its exercise equipment at Dick's Sporting Goods stores to boost sales.

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Politics

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Science

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