Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Media and Communication

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Muhanguzi Muganzi

PhD Candidate/Teaching Assistant

B.A. (Hons) Mass Communication, Uganda Christian University, MA International Communications, University of Leeds

Muganzi Muhanguzi Isharaza (also known as Ganzi) joined the PhD programme at the School of Media and Communication, under a full Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarship in 2016. He has over a 10 years’ experience in development communication and holds a BA (Hons) Mass Communication (First Class) from Uganda Christian University and an MA in International Communications (with Distinction) from the University of Leeds.

Biography

Muganzi Muhanguzi Isharaza (also known as Ganzi) joined the PhD programme at the School of Media and Communication, under a full Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarship in 2016. He holds a BA (Hons) Mass Communication (First Class) from Uganda Christian University and an MA in International Communications (with Distinction) from the University of Leeds.

Prior to joining the School’s PhD programme, Ganzi worked as a Communications Manager¬†for Compassion International, World Vision and Uganda Christian University. He has worked in several humanitarian emergency crises across the African continent, including the 2012 Mali civil crisis, 2012 M23 uprising in the Democratic Republic of Congo, two Ebola outbreaks in Uganda and landslides in Eastern Uganda. Between 2012 and 2013, he was a member of the World Vision Africa Regional Disaster Management Team.

He also worked as a lecturer of Communications at Uganda Christian University, ¬†journalist for The New Vision, Uganda’s largest daily English newspaper and for the Hot Sun Foundation in Kibera, Nairobi Kenya, one of the largest slums in the world.

His experience¬†in development and humanitarian communication is the motivation behind his PhD research topic which explores the political economy of International Non-Governmental Organizations’ media production processes and the power relations that exist between their Southern and Northern based Communication Professionals.

Ganzi is supervised by Dr. Chris Paterson and Prof. Lee Edwards

Research Interests

African Studies

Humanitarian Emergency Communication

Development Communication

Media Representations of Poverty

Promotional Industries

 

Teaching

COMM 1950 Power, Politics and the Media

Research Centres & Groups

Global Communications Research Group

Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS)

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