My name is Matthew Adeiza, a PhD candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington in Seattle, where I study the impact of digital media on political campaigning in Sub-Saharan Africa. Particularly, I am interested in why and how campaigns adopt/adapt digital media, and how they affect the campaigns and their relationships with voters. Essentially, my research is an investigation of campaign innovation and the implications for a multi-ethnic society.
I employ a multi-method, cross-national approach to studying the relationship between digital media and democracy consolidation in Sub-Saharan Africa. My advisor is Prof. Philip Howard, a professor of internet studies at the University of Oxford, and my doctoral committee members are Profs. Kirsten Foot, Matthew Powers (Communication), and James Long (Political Science).
I enjoy traveling, hiking, biking, playing soccer, and board games.
The easiest way to contact me and get a timely response is via email: adeizam (at) uw.edu.
Dissertation: study of how presidential campaigns use digital media for internal organization and voter mobilization.
Program exposes students to some of the best practices in starting and growing a business across different industries.
Thesis: study of how local campaigns use digital media for political mobilization.
Thesis: study of how young people in new democracies use digital media for political mobilization.
Program focuses on a wide range of communication professions including public relations, journalism (broadcast, print, and online), and information management.
These are courses I assist professors to teach.
- Introduction to Communication (Winter 2018)
- Mass Media Law (Autumn 2017)
- Mass Media Law (Spring 2017)
- Intellectual Foundations of American Journalism (Winter 2017)
- International Media Images (Spring 2016)
These are courses I assisted professors to teach.
- Introduction to Communication (Winter 2016)
- Introduction to Communication II (Autumn 2015)
- Public Debate (Spring 2015)
- Introduction to Communication (Winter 2015)
- Qualitative Research Methods (Autumn 2014)
- Introduction to Public Speaking (Spring 2014)
- Introduction to Communication (Autumn 2013)
These are courses I exclusively designed and taught.
- Introduction to Communication (Summer 2016)
- Navigating Information Systems (Summer 2015)
Chester Fritz International Research and Study Fellowship, University of Washington Graduate School
Peter Clarke Research Grant, Department of Communication, University of Washington
Mortar Board Jones Campbell Scholarship, University of Washington
Visiting Predoctoral Fellowship, School of Public Policy, Central European University, Budapest
Travel Grant, Graduate and Professional Student Senate, University of Washington
Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
Research Grant, Department of Communication, University of Washington Joint Faculty Research Grant with Prof. Philip Howard, University of Washington
Fieldwork Research Grant, University of Oxford
Eni Scholarship, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford
- American Political Science Association (APSA)
- International Communication Association (ICA)
- International Political Science Association (IPSA)
- User Experience Professsionals Association (UXPA)