Michael Bhatch is a PhD candidate whose scholarship focuses on African expressions of afrofuturism across various modes. He holds a BA degree (English, Linguistics and History), BA (Honours) (Cum Laude) in Linguistics and an MA degree in Socio-linguistics and Media studies. Currently, he teaches Academic Literacy, within the context of Extended Curriculum Programmes, and he also has experience in the area of public relations, in higher education.
In addition to this he works as a freelance sound artist with a focus on sonic historical recovery projects and Black speculative fictions. In 2019 he was selected as the Africa Open Institute artist- in-residency at the University of Stellenbosch.
Journals presented by Michael Bhatch
Vinyl Set: Projecting and Shaping Black Futures Through Sound & Album Art Since the late 1930’s, when Columbia Records art director Alex Steinweiss invented the concept of album covers and cover art, it has become a driving force in shaping popular culture, counter-culture and collective imagination. Before the popularization of television and the advent of […]