George Wakaba Gathigi, Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow, earned his B.A. in Linguistics and Political Science from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and a Masters of Arts in International Affairs and Ph.D. in Mass Communications from Ohio University, Athens.
Dr. Gathigi's research interests are in East African popular culture, youth, new media and transnational cultures, media and everyday consumption, media and social change, and African languages.
He has worked in the non-profit sector for over 10 years and has been involved in the design and implementation of media for social change projects in Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, and Botswana. Dr. Gathigi has also done media consultancy with various NGOs in Kenya and the US in areas of radio and media for social change.
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