Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

Tag: Mathare

New Chapter: Media Authorship in Kibera

New Chapter: Media Authorship in Kibera

I’m beyond excited to have a chapter in the new volume A Companion to Media Authorship, edited by Jonathan Gray and Derek Johnson. The chapter, “Telling Whose Stories? Re-examining Author Agency in Self-Representational Media in the Slums of Nairobi,” offers an overview of the work I did for my […]

Same-Same in Mathare

Same-Same in Mathare

I was doing some dissertation reading today (as I do everyday) when I came across the following passage: The people of Mathare are neither looking for handouts nor threatening the social and political order of their society. Instead, they are seeking control over their own […]

One Goal, One Hope

One Goal, One Hope

I’m posting the video “One Goal, One Hope” directed by Jeff Mohammed. Jeff is a member of Mwelu Foundation and one of the youth I’ve been working with in Mathare. While I’m listed as a producer, basically I was the provider of equipment, carrier of bags, and teacher of Final Cut, and nothing more. This is truly the product of much hard work by Jeff, Maina, Maxwell, and Rodgers (I hope I’m not forgetting anyone) and the guidance of Julius.

Oh yeah, Jeff turned 18 a week after the documentary was finished. And this was his first time directing and editing any video projects.