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Dr. Rose Nyakio Kimani

Dr. Rose Nyakio Kimani

Lecturer

Email: rkimani@chuka.ac.ke

Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences

Department: Humanities

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Development Communication

WORK EXPERIENCE
2018 to date: Lecturer, Chuka University, Kenya
July – Nov 2017: Research Assistant (NWHK), Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth, Germany
2011-2013: Assistant Lecturer, Chuka University College, Kenya
2007-2010: Immigration Programme Assistant, Canadian High Commission, Kenya

EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Media Studies, University of Bayreuth, Germany
M.A. in Communication Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya
B.A. in Communication and Media Technology, Maseno University, Kenya

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
2014-2017: Kenyan Community Radio: Players, Production Processes and Participation (PhD Thesis)

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
1. Kimani, R.N. (2019), ‘La participación ciudadana en los medios de comunicación y las normas culturales en torno a la radio Mugambo Jwetu FM’, ANTHROPOLOGICA/AÑO XXXVII, N° 42, pp. 245-269.
2. Kimani, R. N. (2018), Kenyan Community Radio: Players, Production Processes and Participation. Bayreuth University. https://epub.uni-bayreuth.de/3622/ (Doctoral dissertation)
3. Kimani, R. N. (2018), ‘The Making of a Nation: Intermediality in the Audiovisual Representation of Kenya’s Political History’, Wiehl, Anna/Savarini, Nina (Eds): Media Networks Now and Then – Netzwerke der Intermedialität (Festschrift für Prof. Em. Jürgen E. Müller), p. 97-110, Verlag Dr. Kovac
4. Kimani, R. N. (2017), ‘Community radio in a commercial broadcasting lands- cape: Kenya’s Koch FM’, Radio Journal – International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media, 15:2, pp. 195–209, doi: 10.1386/rajo.15.2.195_1
5. Kimani, R.N. (2014), ‘Community Radio in Kenya: Navigating Legislation and Economics’, Schmidt, Christoph (Ed.) (2014): Kenya’s Media Landscape: A Success Story with Serious Structural Challenges. Edition International Media Studies, Vol. 6, p. 47-67, Leipzig: VISTAS

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Development Communication, Media Audiences, Participatory Communication, Political Economy of the Media, Media Viability

POSTGRADUATE TOPICS SUPERVISED
1. Audience Perception on the Role of Vernacular Television in Social Development: The Case of Baite TV in Meru County, Kenya.
2. Agenda Setting Role of Citizen Journalism Platforms in Kenya

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