Nicky Falkof is a writer and academic based in Johannesburg, South Africa, at the University of the Witwatersrand, where she is an Associate Professor in the Media Studies department. She has an interdisciplinary PhD in Humanities and a Masters in Critical Theory. Her current research is concerned with race and anxiety in the media, with a particular interest in whiteness. She also writes and teaches on gender, popular culture, digital media, moral panic, social geography and critical pedagogy.
She has written for and spoken in print and broadcast media in South Africa and internationally, discussing questions of race, gender and social justice. Her latest book is Worrier State.