Senior Research Associate
Name: Hopeton Dunn
Department of Communication and Media Staff Staff Members
About Prof Hopeton Dunn
Hopeton Dunn is Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Botswana. He is also non-resident Senior Research Associate at the School of Communication, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Professor Dunn is the former Director of the Caribbean School of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), University of the West Indies (UWI), where he also headed the University’s Mona ICT Policy Centre (MICT). His research work spans such areas as: technology policy reforms, new media in the Global South, telecommunications for development, and broadcasting regulation.
Hopeton Dunn is a former Secretary General of the International Association for Media and Communication Research, IAMCR, and he continues to serve that organization as Chairman of its international jury for the prestigious biennial ‘Stuart Hall Prize’.
Professor Dunn is the immediate past Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica, and of the Jamaica Telecommunications Advisory Council (JTAC), a statutory board which helped to manage Jamaica’s transition from a monopoly to a competitive market in telecoms. For seven years, until 2019, he served as Conference Chair of the annual National Cyber Security Conferences at UWI, with wide international participation by representatives of private and public sectors organizations.
Hopeton is author, editor or co-editor of 8 books, 4 special journal editions, over 30 book chapters and 30 scholarly journal articles. His most recent co-edited volume (Palgrave Macmillan 2021) is titled: Re-imagining Communication in Africa and the Caribbean: Global South Issues in Media, Culture and Technology. His own chapter in the volume is titled: Globalization from Within: Enhancing Digital Productivity and Technology Transformation in the South.
SELECTED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
- Dunn, Hopeton; Moyo, Dumisani; Lesitaokana William; and Barnabas, Shanade. (2021) Reimagining Communication in Africa and the Caribbean: Global South Issues in Media, Culture and Technology, Palgrave Macmillan, London. (ISBN 978-3-030-54169-9) (381 pages)
- Robinson, Laura; Schultz, Jeremy and Dunn, Hopeton (Eds) (2017) – Digital Empowerment: Opportunities and Challenges of Inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean, Emerald, UK (359 pages)
- Dunn, Hopeton (Ed) (2012) – Ringtones of Opportunity: Policy, Technology and Access in Caribbean Communications– Ian Randle Publishers, Kingston (paperback and e-book editions) (300 pgs.).
- Dunn, Hopeton (Ed) (2007) – Emancipation: The Lessons and The Legacy – Emancipation Lecture Series 1994-2006 – Arawak Publications, Kingston, Jamaica. (236 pgs.).
- Dunn, Hopeton and Dunn Leith (2002) – People and Tourism: Issues and Attitudes in the Jamaican Hospitality Industry – Arawak Publications, Kingston, (157 Pgs.).
- Tomaselli, Keyan and Dunn, Hopeton (Eds) (2001) – Media, Democracy and Renewal in Southern Africa: New Approaches to Political Economy (eds.) International Academic Publishers (IAP), Denver, Colorado, USA (311 Pgs.)
- Dunn, Hopeton (2000) Telecommunications and Information Technology: Impacts on Employment and Trade Union in the Caribbean – FES, Kingston (70 pgs.)
- Dunn, Hopeton (Ed) (1995) Globalization, Communications and Caribbean Identity, – St. Martin’s Press, New York and Ian Randle Publishers, Kingston, (228 Pgs.).
JOURNAL SPECIAL EDITIONS EDITED
- Dunn, Hopeton (2020). Peter Abrahams Centenary, in Critical Arts: South North Cultural and Media Studies, Special Issue (Vol 34 No 3) October 2020, UNISA – Routledge, South Africa.
- Dunn, Hopeton and Lewis, Rupert (Eds) (2011) Communicating Pan Africanism: Caribbean Leadership and Global Impact, in Critical Arts: South North Cultural and Media Studies, Volume 25 Number 4, December 2011, Routledge-Taylor Francis Group, UK.
- Lewis, Patsy, Dunn, Hopeton, Roberts, Matthew and Prasad, Biman (2007), The Caribbean and the Pacific, Social and Economic Studies Journal (SES) Special Issue – Vol 56 Nos 1&2 March/June 2007, SALISES, UWI, Jamaica. (367 pgs.)
- Tomaselli, Keyan and Dunn, Hopeton – Media Scenarios in Southern Africa, in Media Development, WACC, London, Vol XLVIII 2/2001 (65 Pages)
He currently is the lead editor for the forthcoming (2022) volume: The Palgrave Handbook of Everyday Digital Life.