Mufutau Kolawole Muyiwa, M.A.

Lecturer at the seminar (Seminar für Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft)


Lehrgebäude 4 / Raum 205

Office hours

Wed: 2pm to 3pm

Visiting address

Nordhäuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt

Mailing address

Universität Erfurt
Philosophische Fakultät
Seminar für Medien und Kommunikationswissenschaft
Postfach 90 02 21
99105 Erfurt

Fellow in the ComDigMed junior research programme (Seminar für Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft)

Mufutau Kolawole Muyiwa, M.A.


Short vita

  • 2020-2020 DAAD Promos Mobility Grant, University of Erfurt
  • 10/2018 - 05/2021 | Master of Arts in Global Communication: Politics and Society at the University of Erfurt. Thesis topic: " Deconstructing and Reconceptualizing Nigeria's Public Diplomacy with Germany- Actors, Institutions and Complexities"
  • 2020 | Nomination for the DAAD Award for the best international student
  • 04/2016 – 05/2018 | Master of Arts in Media and Communication Science, Ilmenau University of Technology
  • 04/2015 – 09/2015 | Academic Preparatory Course, Media and Communication Science, Ilmenau University of Technology
  • 2006 - 2011 | Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria


Research and Teaching Position

  • August 2022 - Current | Research Associate in the MA Program Global Communication: Politics and Society (Profs. Patrick Rössler, Kai Hafez and Dr. phil. Anne Grüne)
  • November 2021 – Current | Doctorate on the topic: "Deconstructing African Public Diplomacy — A Case Study of Communication Strategies in Nigeria and South Africa"

Research Areas

  • Africa: Public Diplomacy, Public Diplomacy Counterflows (Africa and Europe)
  • Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative methods in Media and Communication Science

Further info on current class

"Public Diplomacy in International Comparison: A Euro-African Perspective."

  • This course analyzes the constituent parts of the public diplomacy architecture: Foreign broadcasting component, strategic communication, soft power resources and cultural engagement programs of state, non-state and supranational actors in selected European and African countries
  • August 2021 - October 2021 | Doctoral Preparation Scholarship - Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Erfurt