University of Nairobi, Research Collaborator

Jacinta Mwende Maweu is a Senior Lecturer of Philosophy and Media Studies at the 
University of Nairobi, Kenya.

She has a PhD in Media Ethics and the Political Economy of Media from Rhodes University (South Africa), and an MA in Philosophy and Media studies from the University of Nairobi.

Her areas of research interest include media, conflict and peacebuilding; media and democracy; media and human rights; digital media; media ethics; political economy of the media; climate change communication; and political philosophy.

She is the author of Media, Ethnicity and Electoral Conflicts in Kenya (Rowman & Littlefield, 2022) and co-editor of Media, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Africa: Conceptual and Empirical Considerations (Routledge, 2021).

Her other recent publications include Citizen Journalism, electoral conflict and peace-building processes in Kenya and Zimbabwe (In The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism, Routledge, 2023 – edited by Dr. Stuart Allan), and Catalysts of conflict or messengers of peace? (In Media, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Africa, Routledge, 2021 – co-edited with Dr. Admire Mare).

Jacinta has been the recipient of The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) fellowship (2015), and the Collaborative Working Group fellowship of the Social Sciences and Research Council (2022-2024).