Dr Mark Amiradakis
Phi & Clas
IB 43
Flippie Groenewoud Building: Block B 17

Short CV

1. Personal Information

First name(s): Mark Jacob

Surname: Amiradakis

Telephone: + 27 51 401 2237

E-mail: AmiradakisMJ@ufs.ac.za


2. Personal Statement

I consider myself to be a sociable and hardworking individual who enjoys teaching, learning, researching and engaging with other individuals. I enjoy the realm of education/academia and regard myself to be an individual who tries to bring about a fresh and critical outlook when it comes to the teaching, learning and research experience.


3. Qualifications and Education

2006: Received my BA in Psychology (Cum Laude) at the University of Johannesburg.

2007: Received my Honours in Psychology at the University of Johannesburg.

2008: Received my PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) Cum Laude at the University of Johannesburg (I am also qualified to teach English).

2009: Received my Honours in Philosophy (Cum Laude) at the University of Johannesburg.

2013: Completed additional English Modules to supplement my BA Degree - focusing on: Poetry, Classical literature, Contemporary literature, African literature and the History of the English language - through the University of South Africa (UNISA).

2014: Completed my Masters in Philosophy dissertation, with distinction, through the North West University under the supervision of Professor Anne` Verhoef. The title of my dissertation was: The dialectical nature of Social Networking.

2015: Started with my Doctorate in Philosophy, under the current supervision of Professor Bert Olivier from the University of the Free State.

4. Professional Employment 

2010: English and Life Orientation teacher at St. Benedict`s College

2015: Ethical Officer - contract basis - for Cars.co.za and Tozer Advertising.

2016 - 18: Facilitator, Tutor and Auxiliary Lecturer, Curriculum & Course Developer at the Department of Philosophy (University of the Free State).

2019: Contract Lecturer at the Department of Philosophy (University of the Free State)

5. Teaching Experience 

FILO 1514: Critical Reasoning and Informal Logic

FILO3728: Philosophy in Africa

FIL6814: Cognitive And Cultural Philosophy

FILP6824: Textual Analysis

FILR6814: Issues in Critical Theory

FILO 3718: Themes in contemporary continental philosophy: Critical Theory, phenomenology, and deconstruction


6. Conferences Organised

Symposium for Launch of South African Society for Theory Society

Bloemfontein, 17 – 19 November 2017

Conference Co-ordinator


7. Articles Published

Is Social Networking Fostering the Fungibility of the Other? Communicatio,  Volume 42:2, 2016 - Issue 2, pp 238-252, DOI: 10.1080/02500167.2016.1179659

Social networking services: A digital extension of the surveillance state?, South African Journal of Philosophy, Volume 35,  2016 - Issue 3, pp. 281-292, DOI:10.1080/02580136.2016.1206393

8. References

1) Professor Johann Rossouw

Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of the Free State

Tel: 051 401 3347/ Email: RossouwJH@ufs.ac.za

2) Professor Bert Olivier

Research Fellow at the University of the Free State

Email: olivierg1@ufs.ac.za

3) Mr Dave Jeffrey

Principal of St. Benedict`s College

Tel: +27 11 455 1906 / Email: jeffreyd@stbenedicts.co.za


Publications (Short List)


Area(s) of Interest

Courses Presented

Community Service

Service Learning


T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Neliswa Emeni-Tientcheu: +27 51 401 2536
Phyllis Masilo: +27 51 401 9683

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