Associate Professor Eric Louw

Associate Professor

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
e.louw@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 68292

Overview

Eric Louw has previously worked for a number of South African universities, and run an NGO engaged in development work. Louw currently serves on the editorial boards of five journals and is a research Fellow at the University of South Africa. He has published widely in the fields of political communication, South African media and South African political discourse.

Research Interests

  • South African transformation
    Role of Western pressure and Western transformation missions; and how these interacted with internal struggles. Role of Pax Americana (as informal empire) on South African transformation.
  • Nationalism and identity in South Africa
    Shift from Afrikaner to Black Nationalism as encoded in media programming

Research Impacts

Louw’s political communication publications are widely used as prescribed reading for both undergraduate and postgraduate students across the globe. Louw has been a consultant on a number of South African media policy inquiries and projects.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Master of Arts, University of South Africa
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of South Africa
  • Bachelor of Administration, University of Pretoria

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Liu, Shuang and Louw, Eric (2008). Cultural Translation & Identity Performance: The Case of Chinese Business People in Australia. In: 2008 ANZCA Conference: Power and Place, Wellington NZ, (). 9-12 July 2008.

  • Liu, S. and Louw, P. E. (2006). An examination of the factors that influence identification and acculturation. In: Proceedings of: 56th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association: Networking Communication Research. 56th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association: Networking Communication Research, Dresden, Germany, (). 19-23 June 2006.

  • Louw, P.E., Thomas, P. and Servaes, J.E.J. (2005). Communication for Development and Social Change. In: Beris Gwynne, Future Directions for Australia's Relations with her Neighbours: Critical Issues in Health, Development Communication and peace-building. Future Directions for Australia's Relations with her Neighbours, Customs House, Brisbane, (1-6). 5 Sept 2005.

  • Louw, Eric (2003). Does cultural studies have anything to offer African studies? Introducing a cultural studies perspective by considering Afrikaner and South African black nationalism. In: Tanya Lyons, Proceedings of: 26th Annual Conference of the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP 2003): Africa on a Global Stage: Politics, History, Economics and Culture. 26th Annual Conference of the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP 2003): Africa on a Global Stage: Politics, History, Economics and Culture, Adelaide, Australia, (1-16). 1-3 October 2003.

Other Outputs

  • Louw, E. P. E. (2001) Apartheid, politics in J. Michie (eds.) Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences. London; Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers

  • Louw, E. P. E. (2001) Information society in J. Michie (eds.) Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences. London; Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers

  • Louw, E. P. E. (2001) Media and politics in J. Michie (eds.) Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences. London; Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision