Mufutau Kolawole Muyiwa, M.A.

Lehrbeauftragter am Seminar (Seminar für Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft)


Lehrgebäude 4 / Raum 205


Mi: 14:00 Uhr bis 15:00 Uhr


Nordhäuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt


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

Kollegiat im Nachwuchskolleg ComDigMed (Seminar für Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft)

Mufutau Kolawole Muyiwa, M.A.



  • 2020-2020 DAAD Promos Mobilitätsstipendium, Universität Erfurt
  • 10/2018 - 05/2021 | Master of Arts in Global Communication: Politics and Society an der Universität Erfurt. Thema der Abschlussarbeit: "Deconstructing and Reconceptualizing Nigeria's Public Diplomacy with Germany- Actors, Institutions and Complexities"
  • 2020 | Nominierung für den DAAD-Preis für den besten internationalen Studierenden
  • 10/2019 – 12/2019 | Zertifikat in "Global Environmental Governance" an der Fakultät für Politikwissenschaft der Lund University in Schweden mit dem Thema "Exploring Environmental Concern: The Role of Citizens and the Mass Media"
  • 04/2016 – 05/2018|Master of Arts Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Technische Universität Ilmenau
  • 04/2015 – 09/2015 | Akademisches Propädeutikum, Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Technische Universität Ilmenau
  • 2006 - 2011 | Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria


Forschung und Lehre

  • August 2022 - Aktuell | Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im MA-Programm Global Communication: Politics & Society (Profs. Patrick Rössler, Kai Hafez, Dr. phil. Grüne)
  • November 2021 - Promotion zum Thema: "Deconstructing African Public Diplomacy - A Case Study of Communication Strategies in Nigeria and South Africa"


  • Afrika: Public Diplomacy, globale Counter Flows („Gegenöffentlichkeiten“) aus Afrika
  • Methoden: Quantitative und Qualitative Methoden in der Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft

Informationen zum aktuellen Kurs

Winter semester 2023/2024: "Foreign Broadcasting in Public Diplomacy: The Dialogue of Cultures, Negotiated (Mis) Understanding or Strategic (Mis) Communication in the Information Age?"

This course focuses on how nation-states invest considerable resources in international broadcasting - a subset of public diplomacy - to electronically project news and information for strategic engagement with foreign audiences. The course is designed to equip students with a knowledge of the international broadcasting landscape (VOA, Russia Today, Radio France Internationale, BBC, Deutsche Welle, Al Jazeera) and the analytical skills to unpack the conceptual narratives of international broadcasting: propaganda machinery in an information war or a legitimate means to acquire reputational mileage and transmit ideological/cultural values.

Summer semester 2023: "Public Diplomacy and Cultural Diplomacy in International Comparative Perspective"

The seminar explores cultural diplomacy as a subsect of public diplomacy and an extension of soft power - a sharp deviation from the divisive and propagandist orientation of traditional diplomacy. The course stretches its radar to counterflows, using classic case studies, such as Germany’s "Goethe Institute", France’s "Alliance française/Institute Française", China’s "Confucius Institute", UK’s British Council, Nigeria’s "Nollywood movies/Afrobeats music", and the cultural component of South Africa’s sports diplomacy.

Wintersemester 2022/23: "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