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Matthew Adeiza
PhD Candidate in Communication, University of Washington, Seattle.

I recently concluded dissertation fieldwork on the presidential election in Ghana, with a focus on the two main candidates' campaign organizations. As a scholar, I am curious about why and how political organizations adopt and adapt technology for campaigning, and how the technologies impact their relationship with voters.

More broadly, my interests include social network analysis, effects of digital media on political polarization, user research, and technology and public policy.

Other things that might be of interest but not on this page: publications, research, and coursework.

Education History

June 2018

University of Washington, United States
Expected: PhD Communication

June 2018

Foster Business School, UW, United States
Expected: Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate

March 2016

University of Washington, United States
MA Communication



June 2012

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
MSc African Studies



June 2010

University of Jos, Nigeria
BA Mass Communication
Work Experience

2016 - Present

Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of Communication
University of Washington

These are courses I assist professors to teach.

  • Introduction to Communication                                              Spring 2018
  • Mass Media Law                                                                         Autumn 2017
  • Mass Media Law                                                                         Spring 2017
  • Intellectual Foundations of American Journalism                Winter 2017
  • International Media Images                                                     Spring 2016

2013 - 2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Communication
University of Washington

These are courses I assisted different 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


Summer 2015, 2016

Instructor of Record, Department of Communication
University of Washington

These are courses I exclusively designed and taught.

  • Introduction to Communication                         Summer 2016
  • Navigating Information Systems                        Summer 2015

June 2017 - September 2017

User Experience Research Intern, Airbnb
San Francisco, United States

2013 - 2017

Project Manager, Digital Activism Research Project
University of Washington, United States

2012 - 2013

Nigeria Lead Researcher, User Research Lab
Leuphana University, Germany/Lagos, Nigeria

2012 - 2013

Nigeria Product Researcher, Canadean Group

2011 - Present

Founder and Managing Editor, Scholars Hub Africa
Lagos, Nigeria


Work Experience, BBC World Service for Africa
London, UK


Editor/Webmaster, Oxford Media Society
Oxford, UK
Fellowships, Grants, and Awards


  • 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 Travel Grant, 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      


  • Eni Scholarship, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford


  • University of Jos Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Best graduating student, Department of Mass Communication, University of Jos.
Scholarly/Professional Memberships

American Political Science Association (APSA)

International Communication Association (ICA)

International Political Science Association (IPSA)

User Experience Professsionals Association (UXPA)