African Perspectives on the United States
In defence of the veracity of African media content
Media coverage of important issues provides a critically useful function of informing and educating the public. When collected systematically over time, such content offers a unique window into perceptions of certain pertinent issues. Collections of media data – variously referred to as media event data, media monitoring output and media content corpus
Rethinking Africa-US relations through the entertainment industry
Drawing from African media’s coverage of African and US entertainment news, this article proffers a reading of the entertainment industry as a site for examining Africa-US relations.
How South African students see the United States: Reflections on teaching US foreign policy at the University of the Witwatersrand
In 2019 I taught United States (US) foreign policy to a class of 25 students at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa. While I hope my students learned something about US foreign policy, I certainly learned something about how they perceive the United States – my country of origin.