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Prof Nicole Stremlau

Reseach Professor
Name: Nicole Stremlau
Location: B Ring 604 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
Department of Communication and Media Academic Staff, Department of Communication and Media Staff  Staff Members

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Tel: 011 559 7242


About Prof Nicole Stremlau

Nicole Stremlau is Research Professor in the Humanities at the University of Johannesburg and she is Head of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on media and conflict, particularly in the Horn of Africa. Stremlau is currently working on a book examining new technologies and innovation in Somalia and Somaliland. She is the recipient of a 1.5 million euro European Research Council grant that examines questions around social media and migration and her research and work has also been funded by the Open Society Foundations, Google, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the United Nations, among others.

Recent publications include: Media, Conflict and the State in Africa (Cambridge University Press 2018); Speech and Society in Turbulent Times (ed with Monroe Price) (Cambridge University Press 2018); and UNESCO’s World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development, with Iginio Gagliardone and Monroe Price (UNESCO 2018). Further details about her publications can be found here: