Dr Edward Ademolu holds a PhD in "Development Policy & Management" from the Global Development Institute (GDI) – The University of Manchester. His doctoral thesis “Rethinking Audiences: Representations of Africa and the Nigerian Diaspora” written under the supervision of Professor Uma Kothari and Professor Dan Brockington, examined the role of visual representations of Africa by NGOs in perception, identity and engagement (in international development) by British audiences of Nigerian heritage.
His research interests centre on audiences of international development and humanitarianism and the politics of representations, with a particular focus on development and humanitarian representations of Africa (and communities therein) by NGOs, western news reporting and contemporary mainstream popular media. His broader interests and expertise include: race and racialised representations; identities; diaspora; postcolonial discourse/criticism of contemporary representations; media and popular culture; children and young people.
Edward is also a blogger and journalist.