School of Arts

Fiona Jackson

Fiona Jackson



Contact Number033-260-5749

CampusPietermaritzburg Campus

Office AddressOMB 13

Degrees Held

  • BA UN
  • BA Hons (English) UN
  • BA Hons (Applied Linguistics) UN
  • HDE (UN)

Research Interests

  • Language and Society
  • Academic Literacies
  • Gender and the Media

Teaching Interests

  • Early photography
  • Ideology and the Media
  • Research Methodologies


Community Involvement

  • 1987 – 1989, End Conscription Campaign. Acting Chairperson – 1989
  • 1990, Pietermaritzburg Crisis Committee: Co-ordinated team who recorded the statements of displacees in the Seven Days War.
  • 1990 – 1992, Imbali Support Group. Participated in overnight stays with Imbali families threatened by violence; acted as a ‘link’ person gathering reports of violent incidents within Imbali, and assisting Imbali residents in liaising with police.
  • Independent Electoral Commision: District Election Monitor responsible for Pietermaritzburg Central, April/May. Co-ordinated a team of IEC Monitors during elections and vote counting.
  • 1989 -1995. Black Sash: 1993/4 – Executive Committee Member
  • 1982-1985. Pietermaritzburg Agency for Christian Social Awareness and Action, Council Member.
  • 1993 – 1998. Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery: Executive Committee Member.

Teaching Expertise

  • Early Photography, Media, Ideology and the Public Sphere, Semiotics, Inter-cultural communication, Qualitative Research Methodologies, Tabloidization of the Press, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Language Teaching Methodologies, Academic Literacies, Orality and Literacy