"African Elections as a Testing Ground: Cambridge Analytica in Nigeria and Kenya," Brian Ekdale, Associate Professor of Social Media and Global Digital Cultures, University of Iowa.
Associate Professor Brian Ekdale studies media work within global digital cultures. His research looks at how and why people create media content in the digital era. He has a particular interest in media produced within and about Africa.
Brian has professional experience as a software trainer, instructional technologist, and video producer. His documentary 10 Days in Malawi was screened at 11 film festivals and won 8 awards.
Since joining the UI faculty, Brian now teaches several courses that prepare students to be better consumers and producers of digital and social media. Brian is the faculty advisor for SJMC's Graduate Student Association.