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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Cape Town

Dr Job Mwaura is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Humanities in Africa (HUMA) at the University of Cape Town. He is working on a project on Publishing and Knowledge Activism in Africa. He completed his Doctoral studies at the Department of Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He researches about Digital media in Africa, Media studies, Data Activism, Digital Cultures, Social Justice issues, African studies and Media and Politics. He has a growing publication record. He is an alumnus of the prestigious ‘Next Generation of Social Scientist in Africa’ through the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) in New York, United States. He is an Executive Member of the Association of Internet Researchers, Affiliate member of African Studies Center (Leiden University) and an affiliate of The Center for Critical Race & Digital Studies (CR+DS) at New York University Institute of Human Development & Social Change.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow , University of Cape Town


  • 2020 
    University of the Witwatersrand, Doctor of Philosophy, Media Studies