I teach in the area of media and communication studies. My teaching combines a variety of lenses to understand the role of the media in society. Students in my classes can expect to encounter readings, theories and methods from a variety of fields (history, political science, anthropology, cultural studies, development, linguistic and semiotics, critical theory, STS, journalism studies, African studies, postcolonial literature, and – increasingly – law and computer science).
In the academic year 2019-2020, I am co-teaching a year-long seminar on the Digital Civil Society.
In the previous years at Stanford’s Center for African studies, I taught two classes yearly: “Media Representations of Africa” and “Media and Conflict in Africa”. The syllabi are available here and here. Feel free to share them widely, and do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, comments and/or suggestions!