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Dr. Rhoda Patrick


Dr Rhoda T.I. Patrick is an Assistant Professor at Redeemer University in Media and Communication Studies, and was a Visiting Professor at McMaster. In collaboration with the PulseLab, she is using the EFECT project as a case study to exemplify the need for interactive and imaginative techniques to talk about and mitigate the impact of gender-based violence, especially in South Africa. This idea is drawn from a larger body of work, her NRF postdoctoral project.

She earned her doctorate in 2020, from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), with a focus on Culture, Communication and Media Studies (CCMS).

Her areas of interest are in media and cultural studies with emphasis on media and cultural representations, ethnomusicology, participatory culture, African and diasporic studies, communication in education, as well as education and curriculum development.

Dr Patrick draws attention to areas in which culture can be a force for societal development. Some of her published outputs are closely linked to areas of identity and participatory culture as well as ethnomusicology. Other projects are on Covid-19, education, curriculum development, and music as a fundamental ingredient for social cohesion.

Her versatility, being interdisciplinary, and staying attune with research trends are brought to the fore through her research outputs