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Dr Yemisi Akinbobola

Yemisi Akinbobola

Visiting Lecturer

Birmingham School of Media
0121 331 5719

Yemisi is the Distance Learning Programme Coordinator and Visiting Lecturer at the Birmingham School of Media. She is responsible for delivering distance learning partnerships, and teaches journalism and media at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

In 2010, she defended her doctoral dissertation in Media at Birmingham City University, and was awarded her PhD for her thesis titled: Let the Subaltern Speak! Bringing African News Services to the 21st Century. Her research examined the relationship between the media and the state in Nigeria and South Africa, within the context of the role of the media in emerging democracies.

Yemisi also holds an MA in Media Production from Birmingham City University, and a BA in Creative Arts from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.

In addition to teaching, she is the founder and editor-in-chief of, a collaborative platform for news and analysis on Africa. She is also a freelance writer for the United Nations Africa Renewal magazine, and has several years of experience in communication management in the charity sector.

Areas of Expertise
Links and Social Media