Staff & Contact Info
Enquiries about the Communication for Development masters programme should be directed to email@example.com or telephone +46 40 6657338 for the email adresses, phone numbers of other staff members please follow the links below
Oscar Hemer - Head of Program, Professor of Journalism and Literary Creation. PhD Social Anthropology from the University of Oslo. Oscar is a writer of fiction and non-fiction (novels, essays and travel reportage). His PhD dissertation Fiction and Truth in Transition : Writing the present past in South Africa and Argentina has recently been published as a book by Lit Verlag. View posts by author Oscar Hemer
Anders Høg Hansen - Senior Lecturer, Media and Communication. Anders has an MA and PhD in Cultural Studies. He teaches Communication for Development and Media and Communication Studies. Key areas of concern are explorations of social change, memory and war. His work spans ethnography, aesthetic and alternative education research in e.g Israel-Palestine, Germany, and lately Tanzania. View posts by author Anders Høg Hansen.
Ylva Ekström – Senior Lecturer, Media and Communication. Ylva Ekström has an MA and a PhD in Media and Communication studies from Uppsala University. She has conducted extensive research in Tanzania about changing mediascapes, youth culture, cultural identities and gender, and has previously done research in the area of visual popular culture, and more recently looked into social media and its role for identity processes in the postcolonial world. Her main teaching areas concern questions of cultural globalization and postcolonial perspectives, research methodology and media and cultural analysis. She has been teaching Communication for Development and Media and Communication at K3 since August 2009. View posts by author Ylva Ekström
Hugo Boothby – Adjunct, Radio Producer. Hugo has worked at Malmö University since August 2010. He holds a BA (Hons) Media Studies from the University of East London. Hugo is also course coordinator for Malmö University’s Radio Production course. Before moving to Malmö he worked for 10 years with BBC World Service Radio in London, working extensively on projects within Africa and the Middle East including newsgathering, Radio Theatre and phone-in shows. Hugo’s research interests include public service broadcasting in Africa, and radio as medium for social change.
Jake Hunter has an MA in Communication for Development and Leadership for Sustainability. He has been working at Malmö University since 2010 as an adjunct in the Urban Studies department and started working with Comdev in the spring of 2012. His research interests are manly in the role of private organizations in development work, social entrepreneurship and ICT & social change. He did his Comdev degree project on the role of ICT projects in Ghana leading to culture exchange and development.
Julia Velkova Adjunct and ICT for development practitioner. Julia has an MA in Communication for Development and joined its staff in early 2012 where she is involved principally in the Degree Project and Research Methodology courses. From September 2012 she started her PhD in Media and Communication at Södertörn University, Sweden. The research focus of Julia’s PhD is online creative practices and the role of the Internet in the creation and communication of open source animation films.
ComDev head-quarters is in the same building as School of Arts and Communication, Malmö university. The address is Östra Varvsgatan 11, 211 19 Malmö, which is the building north-east of the dot on the map below.
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