Dr Wekesa is partnerships, research and communications coordinator at the African Centre for the Study of the United States based at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nairobi and masters and doctoral degrees from the Communication University of China, Beijing. His area of teaching, research and public engagement is the intersection of journalism, media and communications on the one hand and geopolitics, diplomacy and foreign policy on the other. He supervises post-graduate projects in these fields. His current research work includes: Africa-US public diplomacy (including diaspora relations); cities as actors in international relations; Africa-US digital diplomacy and the representation of Africa in American media and America in African media. He is also working on the trilateral Africa-US-China engagements.