Dr. Bob Wekesa

Bob is Partnerships and Research coordinator and Acting Director at the African Centre for the Study of the United States, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He is also a senior lecturer in the department of journalism and media studies where he supervises masters and doctoral projects in international communications. He holds a doctoral degree in international communications from the Communication University of China, Beijing. His work on African diasporas includes African Diaspora: before and after COVID-19 (ed.) (Johannesburg: Africa in Fact, 2018), The age of digital diaspora diplomacy (Johannesburg: Africa in Fact, 2018). He is currently co-editing a volume on African Americans and Africans. He is well-published in academic and popular platforms on the intersection of communications and diplomacy.