Dr Lloyd Hill

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Tel: +27 21 808 2096
E-mail: lloydhill@sun.ac.za


PhD, University of Warwick, 2008

Ongoing Interests: language politics and policy debates; the intersection of language, race and social class in South Africa, specifically within South African universities; and the political economy of communication technologies, i.e. the social implications of digitalization, the internet and more recent digital technologies, such as blockchain and generative AI (e.g. ChatGPT).

Website: https://sun.academia.edu/LloydHill

Selected Publications:

Rika Preiser, María Mancilla-García, Lloyd Hill and Louis Klein (2021), “Qualitative Content Analysis”, in Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs, Alta de Vos, Rika Preiser, Hayley Clements, Kristine Maciejewski and Maja Schlüter (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social-Ecological Systems. Abingdon: Routledge.

Lloyd Hill (2019) “Language, ethno-nationalism and the South African university”, in Modern Africa: Politics, History and Society, 7(1): 41–79.

Lloyd Hill (2019) “Language and social space in Nelson Mandela Bay” in Stanley D Brunn and Roland Kehrein (Eds.) Handbook of the Changing World Language Map, Springer.

Gugulethu Siziba and Lloyd Hill (2018) “Language and the geo-politics of (dis)location: a study of Zimbabwean Shona and Ndebele speakers in Johannesburg”, Language in Society, 47: 115–139.

Lloyd Hill and Analia Meo (2015) “A Bourdieusian approach to academic reading: reflections on a South African teaching experience”, Teaching in Higher Education, 20(8): 845-856.

Selected op-eds:

Lloyd Hill (2021) “The Queen’s Gambit and the myth of the chess genius”, in the Daily Maverick, 9 February (link: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-02-09-the-queens-gambit-and-the-myth-of-the-chess-genius/).

Lloyd Hill (2019) “Afrikaans and the university language debate (Part 1): Exploring the Constitutional Court judgments”, in the Daily Maverick, 19 November (link: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-11-19-afrikaans-and-the-university-language-debate-exploring-the-constitutional-court-judgments/).

Lloyd Hill (2019) “Afrikaans and the university language debate (Part 2): The ‘costs’ of institutional bilingualism”, in the Daily Maverick, 2 December (link: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-12-02-afrikaans-and-the-university-language-debate-part-2-the-costs-of-institutional-bilingualism/).