Dr Wendy Willems is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research interests include critical approaches to media, communication and development; and new media and social change. Before joining the LSE in 2013, she taught at the University of Westminster in London, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and Midlands State University in Zimbabwe.
She is Associate Editor of the Journal of African Media Studies, and holds a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. She is co-editor of Civic agency in Africa: arts of resistance in the twenty-first century (2014, Oxford: James Currey).