Month: October 2019

COMM Speaker Series: Dr. Aisha Nakiwala

Join us for the Department of Communication Speakers Series lecturer, Dr. Aisha Nakiwala for her talk: "What do They Talk About? Narratives of Ugandan Women on Facebook."

The Communication Speaker Series presents Dr. Aisha Nakiwala from the Department of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University in Uganda. Her talk will take place on Tuesday, October 15, from 12:30-1:45 p.m. in Arjona 225.

Nakiwala Aisha Sembatya (Ph.D) is a Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University in Uganda. She obtained a Doctorate of Philosophy in Communication in 2017 from Makerere University, Kampala and Örebro University, Sweden focusing on communication for malaria prevention in Uganda.  Her working experience spurned several years and includes academia and consultancy for government, non-governmental and international organisations such as ministries, SIDA, NORAD, UNICEF and Deutsche Welle.

Her area of research, teaching and consultancy have included communication that focusses on the locally situated nature of health issues, community engagement in critical health interventions and more recently women’s mediated narratives. She has published on issues of gender in health communication, children in community engagement and the safety of women media workers. She is a previous fellow of the Salzburg (AUSTRIA) Academy on Media and Global Change and she is currently at UConn courtesy of a postdoctoral research fellowship by Makerere University and Andrew. W. Mellon Foundation.