Katharina Oke

Departmental Lecturer in African History

I joined the African Studies Centre in September 2017. I am currently finishing my doctoral dissertation in Global History, focussing on English-language and Yoruba-language newspapers produced in Lagos between 1890 and the early 1940s. My research explores interactions between the different newspapers, changing structures and mechanisms in the public sphere, and dynamics of political mobilisation. I am also particularly interested in the economic factors that shape publishing, as well as entrepreneurial activity more generally. Before coming to Oxford, I studied Journalism and African Studies in Austria, and taught at the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna.

Contact Information

Email: katharina.oke@queens.ox.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1865 613910

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