- Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2006)
His main interest is in media practice in local and global context. He tries to understand how the media operate, produce cultural products (like news/entertainment), and shape ways audiences think about themselves and their world. He emphasizes the extent to which we learn about society, such as politics, and ourselves, such as how to behave the social norm from mass-mediated messages. Current research focuses on how peoples globally are represented in the media and how they can be media users and message senders using critical theories of race, ethnicity, gender, social class, globalization, media production, and audience effect to answer his question. His research appears in Africa Media Review, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies,
and Journal of Magazines and New Media Research.
- Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
- Eastern Communication Association
- International Communication Association