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Temple Uwalaka

Temple Uwalaka

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Dr Temple Uwalaka is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis. Temple is also a Lecturer in Communication at the Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra. His research interests include digital activism, digital journalism, political marketing, and the use of online and mobile media to influence political change. His work has been published in the Journalism Studies, Communication and the Public, Media International Australia, Communication Research and Practice, Journal of Communication Inquiry, Journal of Political Marketing, African Journalism Studies among others.

He has taught diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate level units in many areas of communication including Marketing Communication, Strategic Communication, Journalism, and Public Relations.

Key Publications

  • Uwalaka, T. (2024). Social media as solidarity vehicle during the 2020# EndSARS Protests in Nigeria. Journal of Asian and African Studies, 59(2), 338-353.

  • Uwalaka, T., Amadi, A. F., Nwala, B., & Wokoro, P. (2023). Online harassment of journalists in Nigeria: audience motivations and solutions. Media International Australia, 1329878X231206840.

  • Uwalaka, T., & Amadi, F. (2023). Beyond “online notice-me”: Analysing online harassment experiences of journalists in Nigeria. Journalism Studies, 24(15), 1937-1956.

  • Uwalaka, T. (2023). ‘Abba Kyari did not die of Coronavirus’: Social media and fake news during a global pandemic in Nigeria. Media International Australia, 188(1), 18-33.

  • Uwalaka, T. (2023). Nigerian Military Strategic Use of Social Media During Online Firestorms: An Appraisal of the NDA Terrorist Attack. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 01968599231151727.

  • Uwalaka, T., & Nwala, B. (2023). Examining the role of social media and mobile social networking applications in socio-political contestations in Nigeria. Communication and the Public, 20570473231168474.

  • Uwalaka, T. (2023). Evaluating Military Use of Social Media for Political Branding during Online Firestorms: An Analysis of the Afghan Troops Withdrawal. Journal of Political Marketing, 1-17.

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  • Convener, Global Strategic Communication Planning, 2020-present

  • Convener, Strategic and Crisis Communication 2020-present

  • Convener, Media Analysis and Planning

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