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Dr. Serdar Tunçer

Posted by lamacs On February - 8 - 2019


Serdar Tunçer holds a Ph.D. in Communications and Public Relations from the University of Istanbul. His thesis mobilizes storytelling methodology and discourse analysis of crisis communications. He is currently an Associate Researcher in Residence at the University of Ottawa’s Audiovisual Media Lab for the study of Cultures and Societies (AMLAC&S). His is working on cross-cultural narratives of Turkish immigrants and refugees in Canada. Dr. Serdar Tunçer has over 15-years of international consulting experience Communication and Marketing.

Women in the Promised Land: Essays in African Canadian Histoiry

Posted by lamacs On February - 8 - 2019

Women in the “Promised Land” places African Canadian women’s lived experiences, identities, and histories at the centre of Canada’s past. This collection of original research edited by leading scholars in the field encourages readers to interrogate the idea of Canada as a “Promised Land” by examining the rich and varied history of African Canadian women.

The nine chapters span the early 1830’s of slavery through to the late twentieth centuries of activism. This interdisciplinary collection draws on existing research from cultural studies, literary studies, communications, and visual culture to reframe familiar figures in African Canadian women’s history, such as feminist Mary Ann Shadd and civil rights activist Viola Desmond, in the wider African diaspora.

This invaluable text sheds light on questions of the past, present, and future in the field, and is best suited for undergraduate courses in women’s studies, African studies, sociology, and history.

“Guided by the adage ‘the half has never been told,’ the editors and contributors have combed the field of Black women’s history and have presented to us a collection that is rich and textured.… The research for this collection is remarkable, the analyses coherent, and the individual stories fundamental. Women in the ‘Promised Land’ is a welcome addition to the study of Black women’s history. The editors must be commended for having the vision to make this outstanding work come to light.”  (Afua Cooper, James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Dalhousie University)

“We have all been waiting for quite some time for this dynamic collection of new essays in African Canadian women’s history. Broaching topics such as slavery and visual culture, temperance, labour, and civic leadership, this book makes a key contribution to African Canadian history. It will surely attract a robust general audience.” (Barrington Walker, Department of History, Queen’s University_

Dr. Mebometa Ndongo, Ph.D.

Posted by lamacs On July - 26 - 2017

Dr. Mebometa Ndongo is an Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University – Institute of African Studies (Ottawa) since July 2010, Professor (APTPUO) and Visiting Researcher in the Department of Geography, University of Ottawa since 2015, and a consultant in international development. Dr. Ndongo Mebometa is Academic Chair in the Permanent Secretariat of the International Conference on Sustainable Urbanization in Canada, China and African countries within the triangular cooperation framework (iccasu.org). He has published in scholarly journals with peer review, while being evaluator in several others. Expanded to PPGIS – Public Participatory Geographic Information Systems, his areas of expertise include Urban development, Global dynamics, Institutional building, Structural environment, Operational learning, Global/Local governance, Social innovation, Sustainability, Development evaluation, and Programed governability. A specialist in urban studies, Urbanology, Dr. Mebometa Ndongo has studied in depth how the interior aspects of a country and exterior to its territory can contribute to the urban development of Africa. Dr. Ndongo holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Urban Planning from l’Université de Montréal and a Ph.D. in Urban Studies from l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Entitled: L’intervention de la Banque Mondiale et la reconfiguration institutionnelle au niveau local: analyse de huit projets de développement urbain au Sénégal (1972-2006) [The World Bank intervention and the local institutional reconfiguration: analysis of eight urban development projects in Senegal (1972-2006)], his thesis obtained the mention: Excellent.

Born in Mboma, a remote village situated in Eastern Cameroon, Mebometa Ndongo has always been fascinated by the city, which he has been studying since 1985. For him, it constitutes a potential and an opportunity for development, as well as a constraint and a menace to development. An Urban Technician, graduate of the National Advanced School of Public Works at Yaoundé, he was a public servant in the Cameroon government administration. In Cameroon, his native country, he participated in the elaboration of urban planning documents and in the production of an urban database, thereby contributing to the enhancement of the French and Belgium cooperation in Cameroon. Over the last 25 years in Cameroon and Canada, Mebometa Ndongo has studied, served in the public service, undertaken research, consulted and taught subjects relating to globalization, to cities, to urbanization and urban development, especially of and for Africa. He has great experience in international development, having offered at SETYM International and at l’École nationale d’administration publique (Québec-Canada) and Oxfam seminars to African and Caribbean senior administrators and to different international actors, with a focus on governance, decentralisation and reduction of poverty, through a constructive criticism of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Objectives framework. He is an active advocate of triangular cooperation, North-South-Diasporas as well as a critical analyst of African geopolitical issues such as Anglophone and Francophone development cooperation, and inclusive Globalization.

Osée Kamga

Posted by lamacs On July - 10 - 2015

Osée Kamga, Ph.D., is a specialist in communication and international development. For 15 years now, Dr. Kamga has been working on the issues of uses of digital technologies to foster social changes in Africa. His field of interest encompasses the strategies of penetration and expansion by international communication corporations, changes in national regulatory systems to meet globalization imperatives, as well as the modes of appropriation and uses of digital technologies in the developing world. His research approach is well at the confluence of the political economy of international communications and the cultural studies. Kamga’s recent publications include the following items:

Serge Banyongen

Posted by lamacs On June - 23 - 2011

Serge Banyongen holds a PH.D. in Political Sciences and Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Ottawa. He is a journaliste by profession and an auteur of several peer-reviewed articles and two books: “La communication des Institutions de Bretton-Woods en Afrique (Éditions universitaires européennes) and the  “Rôle et responsabilité des acteurs africains dans les relations sino-africaines” ( l’Harmattan, Press). Dr. Banyongen teaches the topics of organisational  and media studies at the University of Ottawa. His research deals with he topics of Communication Crisis, Public Communication and  Communication in the Digital Age.

Pierre Ndoumaï

Posted by lamacs On February - 14 - 2011

Pierre Ndoumaï is doctor in Patristics at the University of Saint-Paul in Canada. He teaches patristics and the history of Christianity at the University of Acadia (Campus of
Montreal). In addition to historical Christianity, his research focuses on African and intercultural studies. He is associated with the Audiovisual media lab for the study of cultures and society (AMLAC&S). He is the author of two books: On ne naît pas noir, on le devient. Les métamorphoses d’une idéologie raciste et esclavagiste, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2007 and Indépendance et néocolonialisme en Afrique. Bilan d’un courant dévastateur. Paris. L’Harmattan. 2011.

Afua Cooper

Posted by lamacs On September - 21 - 2010

Afua Cooper is a Associate Researcher for LAMAC&S and has written The Hanging of Angelique.

Imre Szeman

Posted by lamacs On June - 15 - 2010

Imre Szeman was a Senator William McMaster Chair of Globalization and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, where he has taught since 1999. He is the recipient of the John Polanyi Prize in Literature (2000), Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award (2003), the Scotiabank-AUCC Award for Excellence in Internationalization (2004, for the Institute on Globalization), and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (2005–7), among other awards. He is a co-founder of the Canadian Association of Cultural Studies and a founding member of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.). Szeman is co-editor of Cultural Spaces, a book series published by University of Toronto Press, as well as co- editor of the Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies and a member of the editorial collective of the journal Mediations.

Dr. Szeman’s main areas of research are in globalization, visual cultural studies, contemporary popular culture, postcolonial studies, and social and cultural theory. He is author of Zones of Instability: Literature, Postcolonialism and the Nation (2003) and co-author of Popular Culture: A User’s Guide (2004). He is also co-editor of Pierre Bourdieu: Fieldwork in Culture (2000), the second edition of the Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism (2005), Global-Local Consumption (forthcoming 2008) and Canadian Cultural Studies: A Reader (forthcoming 2008).

Mahmoud Eid+

Posted by lamacs On June - 15 - 2010

Mahmoud Eid is an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Eid previously taught in the University of Regina’s School of Journalism in Regina, Saskatchewan, and in Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication in Ottawa, Ontario. His professional expertise lies in quantitative and qualitative research regarding the effects of mass media and social development. His teaching experience, research interests, and publications concentrate on international communication, media studies, communication research methods, terrorism, crisis management and conflict resolution, modernity, and the political economy of communication.

Dr. Eid is the editor of Global Media Journal — Canadian Edition. He is the series editor of Communication Research Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches, the editor of Cybercultures, and co-editor of Introduction to Media Studies.

Dr. Eid’s current research aims at developing rational choices and strategies for Canadian communication decision-makers to use when faced with various potential transnational and internal terrorist situations.

Susheel Bibbs

Posted by lamacs On June - 15 - 2010

Susheel Bibbs is a former EMMY-award winning TV executive producer and is currently sponsored by the Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco. An accomplished actress and acclaimed classical singer, Dr. Bibbs has won both international notice for her singing and touring grants from the California Arts Council’s Touring and Presenting Program and others.

She holds a Ph.D. in Communications with emphasis in the Mass Communication of African-American and Diaspora history as well as advanced degrees in philosophy and music. Currently she lectures at the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to the title “world’s foremost authority on Pleasant” given by the Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco, Susheel has also been given grants from the African American Museum and Library at Oakland and the National Parks Service as well as commendations for her contribution to women’s history from the L.A. Afro-American Museum and the City Museum of St. Louis.