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.