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Dr. phil. Irina Turner

Turner_Irina Dr. phil. Irina Turner

African Linguistics


2/2006 – 7/2008Master's studies in Media Theory and Practice, University of Cape Town; degree: Master of Arts; supervisor: Dr. Andre Wiesner
9/2001 – 7/2005Diplom studies in Cultural Work; FH Potsdam; degree: Diplom-Kulturarbeiterin (FH), supervisors: Prof. Nicola Lepp, Dr. Rita Schäfer

Academic Degrees

  • 2013 Doctorate: English Linguistics, Bayreuth International School of African Studies (BIGSAS), University of Bayreuth; Disputation: July 2013 (Dr. phil. Summa cum laude); supervisor: Prof. Dr. Susanne Mühleisen; mentors: Prof. Dr. Keyan G. Tomaselli, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Sommer

Professional Background

5/2014 – 4/2017Akademische Rätin (fixed-term); Institute of African Studies I (Prof. Dr. Gabriele Sommer), University of Bayreuth
10/2012 – 4/2014

Research Associate, Institute of African Studies I (Prof. Dr. Gabriele Sommer)

2/2011 – 6/2012

Head of Personnel and Assistant to the Director, SR Webatex GmbH, Bayreuth

5/2009 – 1/2011International Office Staff Member, University of Bayreuth
6/2008 – 4/2009Employment Agency Staff Member, Bayreuth
1/2007 – 3/2008

Client Liaison Agent DTP Services, Pixelfaerie Visual Services, Cape Town


  • 2013: Reviewer for Critical Arts: South – North Cultural and Media Studies

African Linguistics

  • cultural and media studies
  • applied linguistics
  • communication practices and linguistic processes of transformation in South Africa

African Linguistics

Selected publications


Turner, Irina
Axing the Rainbow : does Fallism Reconfigure Post-apartheid Nationhood in South Africa?
in Modern Africa : Politics, History and Society. Special Issue volume 7 (2019) issue 1. - page 81-110
doi:10.26806/modafr.v7i1.244 ...


The cultural economy of contemporary aesthetic production : a focus on the breach between text ...
publ: Turner, Irina; Tchokothe, Rémi Armand
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies
doi:10.1080/02560046.2015.1078537 ...

Turner, Irina; Tchokothe, Rémi Armand
Editorial: The cultural economy of contemporary aesthetic production : a focus on the breach be ...
in Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies volume 29 (2015) issue 4. - page 437-445
doi:10.1080/02560046.2015.1078537 ...

Turner, Irina
A matter of choice? : the Role of English and isiXhosa for University Graduates in their Early ...
in Modern Africa volume 3 (2015) issue 2. - page 43-74

Turner, Irina
The State of the Nation : "businification" of political rhetoric in post-apartheid South Africa
Berlin, LIT, 2015. - 368 page (dissertation, 2013, )


Turner, Irina
The Changing State of the South African Nation : political Proximity to Business from a Rhetori ...
New Media Influence on Social and Political Change in Africa
Hershey : IGI Global, 2013. - page 168-186

Turner, Irina
Opposing the Developmental State online : how do South Africans make use of online platforms to ...
Challenging notions of development and change from everyday life in Africa
Bayreuth : Inst. für Afrikastudien, 2013. - page 22-48 . - (Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers; 11)


Turner, Irina
Comprehending Gender Issues Through Photography? : a South African Case Study
Saarbrücken : VDM, 2008


African Linguistics

Dr. phil. Irina Turner

University of Bayreuth

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