Reader in Film, University of Bristol.

Jacqueline Maingard joined the University of Bristol in 1998, having taught film and television at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg for ten years prior to that. She is a graduate of both the Arts and the Social Sciences. I completed a Bachelor of Social Science and qualified as a social worker at the University of Natal, Durban in 1973. I subsequently graduated with a Social Science Honours degree. This was followed by a shift into film studies, first by completing a BA in Dramatic Art at Wits University, then completing an MA by research in 1988 with a dissertation on Community Film in South Africa as a Mode of Emergent Cultural Production. She graduated with a PhD from Wits University in 1998 with a thesis on Strategies of Representation in Anti-apartheid Documentary Film and Video from 1976 to 1995.  She has a wide range of work experience, primarily in education, especially HIgher Education in South Africa and the UK, but also in community-based, Non-Governmental and anti-apartheid organisations in South Africa.