Dr Chika Anyanwu
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Chika is an experienced leader and change agent with expertise in academic leadership, student empowerment, and stakeholder engagement and management. Along with professional qualifications in leadership and management, media and communication, performing arts, film and television, and online education, he has been equipped with the ability to take a bird's eye view of organisational dynamics, to identify synergies and collaborative opportunities across organisational cultures, and to communicate compelling vision and strategies for sustainable business outcomes. He has highly developed emotional and cultural intelligence which traverse cultures, people and organisations through his international working and leadership experiences and glocal outlook.
Chika has held many academic leadership positions in Australia and overseas including as Coordinator of Media Arts at the University of Papua New Guinea; Head of Mass Communication at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia; Founding Head of Media at the University of Adelaide; Head of School of Communication and Creative Industries at Charles Sturt University, New South Wales; Head of the Bathurst Campus of Charles Sturt University and Director of Partnerships at Southern Cross University before his current position as Founding Partner of C3N2 Educational Empowerment.
C3N2 is a social enterprise borne out of passion to empower young people and assist institutions from low socioeconomic backgrounds especially regional, indigenous, migrant, emerging and developing countries, to develop systems and programs that provide platforms that support disadvantaged people in their quest for self-determination through employable education and skills development
Chika is a recipient of the Leslie Humanities Cyberdisciplinarity Fellowship at Dartmouth in New Hampshire USA, and a Fellow of the Governors Leadership Institute. His research expertise includes Migration and cross cultural communication, creative industries, political economy, new media technologies and terrorism.
PhD in Film, Flinders Uniersity of South Australia
Graduate Business Qualification in Leadership and Management, Curtin Graduate School of Business, Perth, Western Australia.
Graduate Certificate in Online Education, University of Adelaide.
Fellow, Governors Leadership Foundation, Leaders Institute of South Australia.
MA in Theatre and Media Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
BA (Hons) First Class in Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Media Policy and Media Law
Chika's research interests inlcude Political economy and terrorism, African Diaspora and migration, Ageing and New Media Technology, Developing World Media and Creative Industries.
Chika has received research grants from various sources, including the Australian Research Council, AUSAID, and the University of Adelaide, and in 2005, he was awarded a Leslie Humanities Visiting Research Fellowship to Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. He has been invited to give presentations at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Pomona College in Los Angeles, the Aarhus School of Business in Denmark and at the 15th International ISANA Conference among others, as well as being an active voice in local media.
PUBLICATIONS – BOOK CHAPTERS
Anyanwu, C. (2019) Digital divide or digital misapplications: Information penetration in rural and communal societies, Bruce Mutsvairo and Massimo Ragnedda (Eds.) Mapping New Perspectives and Debates on Digital Divide in Africa. Amsterdam University Press.
Anyanwu, C. (2017) ‘Interrogating the Fifth Estate’ in Phillip McIntyre and Janet Fulton (Eds.) Creating Space in the Fifth Estate. Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Anyanwu, C. (2016) Nigerian Leadership and Development: An Alternative Creative Paradigm from Diaspora, in Governance and Leadership in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges, eds., Julius O. Adekunle and Apollos O. Nwauwa (Glassboro, NJ: Goldline and Jacob Publishing, 2016), 159-180.
Anyanwu C. (2014) Gerontechnology. Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: An International Resource, 2nd edition (ESTE-2)
Anyanwu C (2011) “Extending Yunus’ Social Business Enterprise (SBE) to Adelugba’s Intellectual Capital Development in Nigeria: Case study of Diasporic Contributions to Nigerian Economic Growth” in S. Adeyemi et al (Eds.) Adelugba70 Festschrift: Theatre Arts development in Africa
Anyanwu, C. (2010), Leadership Values in Africa (Forward) in Uchendu, Okpoko and Anugwom (Eds) Perspectives on Leadership in Africa Afro Orbis Publications Nsukka Nigeria
Anyanwu, C. (2007) “Conceptual Analysis of the Virtual African Diaspora Project” in Anna Everett and Amber Wallace (Eds.) AfroGeeks: Beyond the Digital Divide The Centre for Black Studies Research UCSB, California
Anyanwu, C. Ed. (2006) Empowerment, Creativity and Innovation: Challenging Media and Communication in the 21st Century Proceedings of the Australia and New Zealand Communication Association conference, the University of Adelaide ISBN 0-86396-837-6
Anyanwu C. (2004), “Creativity and Innovation: Challenge to New Humanities” in Kenway, J., Bullen, E. and Simon, R. (Eds.) Arts Humanities and the Knowledge Economy Peter Lang Publishers NY
Anyanwu, J. C. (2002a) “The Body in a Space and the Space of a Body: A Critical Look at Progress in the next Millennium” in David Buchbinder (Ed) Start Trek and Endgame Black Swan Press Perth
Anyanwu, J. C. (1999a) "Virtual Community Virtual Ethics: Society at the Crossroads" in Chris R. Simpson (Ed.) Flow-on effects of Information Technology on Quality of Life and the Environment, Melbourne, Australia, AICE publications Brunswick Victoria
Anyanwu J. C. (1996) “The Image of Africa in African Films” In Alexander, P. Hutchinson, R. and Schreuder, D. (Eds.) Africa Today Canberra, The Humanities Research Centre Monograph Series No. 12, ANU Australia
Anyanwu J. C. (1995) “Television in the Pacific: A Clash of Culture” In Robie, D. (ed.) Mass Media in the Pacific, Port Moresby, UPNG Press.
PUBLICATIONS –JOURNAL ARTICLES
Anyanwu C. (2018) Fear of communicating fear versus fear of terrorism: A human rights violation or a sign of our time? International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, DOI: 10.1080/17549507.2018.1419281
Anyanwu, C. (2016) Boko Haram and the Nigerian Political system: Hegemony or Fundamentalism Communication Research and Practice
Anyanwu C. (2013) Challenges to privacy law in the age of social media: An Australian perspective. Australian Journal of Communication Vol. 40 No 3 Pp 121 -137
Anyanwu C. (2007) “Innovative Resistance in an Era of Market Driven Educational Policy: Challenges for Media and Communication Educators” Australian Journal of Communication Vol 34 (2) pp 1-11
Anyanwu C. (2007) ANZCA (Australia and New Zealand Communication Association News (Presidential Analysis: Mapping Media) Media International Australia No 124 August pp 4-12
Anyanwu C. (2007) ANZCA (Australia and New Zealand Communication Association News (Presidential Analysis: Talkback radio) Media International Australia No 122, February pp5-7
Anyanwu C. (2006) ANZCA (Australia and New Zealand Communication Association News (Presidential Analysis: 50 Years of Australian Television), Media International Australia No 121, November pp5-8
Anyanwu C. (2005) Virtual mobilisation and Virtual African diaspora, Australian Journal of Communication Vol 32 (3) 2005 pp. 93-108
Anyanwu C. (2003) Myth and Realities of New Media Technology: Virtual Classroom Education Premise in Television and New Media, (Toby Miller, General Editor) SAGE Publications pp389-409
Anyanwu J C (1998a) “Virtual World and Virtual Reality” JAS Number 58 pp. 154-161 UQP
Anyanwu J C (1996) “Creating Television Drama in Papua New Guinea” New Theatre Quarterly, Volume xii Number 45 Feb 1996
Anyanwu C. MJ Sorell, P. Ramsey, R Chalmers, C Gobbett (2006) An Overview of New and Emerging Technologies: Fourth Quarterly Report 32 pages, 5 May 2006, published by the Office of Film and Literature Classification, (c) Commonwealth of Australia 2006.
Anyanwu C. MJ Sorell, P. Ramsey, R Chalmers, C Gobbett (2006) An Overview of New and Emerging Technologies: Third Quarterly Report. 56 pages, 13 January 2006, published by the Office of Film and Literature Classification, (c) Commonwealth of Australia 2006. Includes technical description of transcoding from television to video on mobile phones
Anyanwu C. MJ Sorell, P. Ramsey, R Chalmers, C Gobbett (2005) An Overview of New and Emerging Technologies: Second Quarterly Report 38 pages, 30 September 2005, published by the Office of Film and Literature Classification, (c) Commonwealth of Australia 2005. Includes technical advice presented to the Classification Board concerning “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas”, resulting in the withdrawal of the classification decision for this computer game.
Anyanwu C. MJ Sorell, P Ramsey, R Chalmers (2005) An Overview of New and Emerging Technologies: First Quarterly Report 50 pages, 22 August 2005, published by the Office of Film and Literature Classification, (c) Commonwealth of Australia 2005. Includes definitions used in the Classification (Markings for Films and Computer Games) Determination 2005; and a ten-year projection presented to SCAG.
Anyanwu C. MJ Sorell, P Ramsey, R Chalmers, (2005) An Overview of New and Emerging Technologies 133 pages, 4 March 2005, published by the Office of Film and Literature Classification, (c) Commonwealth of Australia 2005. Includes slide pack for Standing Committee of Attorneys General (SCAG), March 2005, and video presentation
SOME CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Anyanwu C, (2018) Trump and the USA (United Shitholes of Africa): Communicating sustainability or galvanising resistant solidarity? Cultural and creative Labour in the context of digitization and global capitalism International Association of Media and Communication Research Conference, Eugene Oregon USA 20- 24 June 2018
Anyanwu, C. (2017) ‘Re-evaluating Research on African Digital Divide’ The African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific Conference, Researching Africa in Australasia – The Way Forward! University of South Australia, Adelaide 23-24 Nov 2017 https://afsaap.org.au/conference/adelaide-2017/
Anyanwu, C. (2017) “The Imam, the Pastor and the Politician. Analysis of Religion’s influence in participatory public sphere, comparing the Impact of Imams’ communication to Muslim voters in the 2017 Western Australia’s State Election and the influence of Pentecostal Churches in Nigerian Politics” Communication worlds access, voice, diversity, engagement The Annual Conference of the Australian & New Zealand Communication Association. The University of Sydney Tuesday 4th – Friday 7th July 2017
Anyanwu, C. (2016) Reimagined memories of Africa in the 21st Century: An exploration of an Australian Reality TV program, I am a Celebrity Get me out of Here. International Communication Stream, International Association of Media and Communication Research Conference, Leicester, UK July 27-31 2016.
Anyanwu, C. (2016) Future of Regional Australia in the Age of Broadband Telecommunication Network: Paper presented at the Political Economy Stream of International Association of Media and Communication Research 2016 conference in Leicester, UK, July 27-31, 2016
Anyanwu, C. (2016) Interrogating the Estate in the Fourth and Fifth Estates, Creating Space in the Fifth Estate, Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference Newcastle Australia, 6-8 July 2016
Anyanwu, C. (2015) Boko Haram and Hegemonic resistance in Nigerian Political system. Political Economy Section: Hegemony or Resistance? On the Ambiguous Power of Communication, IAMCR Montreal Canada, 12-16 July 2015
Anyanwu, C. (2015) Religious Extremism, Media Power and the construction of Otherness. Radicalisation and Islamophobia: Roots, Relationships and Implications in Religiously Diverse Societies. Australian Conference on Islam 2. Parramatta Sydney 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2015
Anyanwu, C. (2015) Dangerous Grounds, Dangerous Reporting: Media Coverage of Terror Conflicts In Nigeria. Dangerous Journalism, Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) 40th Anniversary Conference, School of Communication and Creative Industries, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst NSW 30 Nov- 2 Dec 2015
Anyanwu, C. (2014) “Politics, Power and Border Protection in an era of Globalisation: The Abbott Government and the Australian Broadcast Corporation”, Political Economy Section. Region as Frame: Politics, Presence Practice. 2014 IAMCR Conference, Hyderabad, India.
Anyanwu, C. (2014) All quiet on the Western front but for the Snowden snowball effect: Case Study of the Abbott government’s media blackout in Operation Sovereign border protection. ANZCA Conference: The Digital and the Social: Communication for Inclusion and Exchange, Swinburne University Melbourne 9-11 July
Anyanwu, C (2013) “Creative Destruction Analyses of Fairfax Media and the Rinehart Effect in Australia”. 2013 International Association of Media and Communication Research Conference, DCU Dublin 26-29 June
Anyanwu, C (2013) “Social Media as Traditional Public Sphere: Nigerian 2011 Election” Global Networks – Global Divides: Bridging New and Traditional Communication Challenges Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference Perth WA 3 -5 July 2013
Anyanwu, C; Green K. And Sykes J. (2012) Communicating Change and Changing Communication in the 21st Century: A Critical Perspective in C. Anyanwu, K. Green, J. Sykes (Eds), Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Communicating Change and Changing Communication in the 21st Century, ISSN 1448-4331, 4 – 6 July 2012 Adelaide
Anyanwu C. (2011) “Continent on the Edge: Communicating African Migrants Economic Contributions to Australia” in A. Henderson (Ed.) Communication on the Edge. Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference Waikato NZ 4-6 July 2011.
Anyanwu C. (2009) “Socioeconomic benefits of Migration: African Migrants in Australia and media representation” in T. Flew (Ed.) Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communications Association Annual Conference, Brisbane, July 8-10. ISBN 987-1-74107-275-4.
Anyanwu C. (2009) Challenges of Communicating Sacred Nigerian Ritual through Digital Technology to Australian Society The Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication (NIC) Conference University of Borås, SWEDEN 26– 28 Nov 2009
Anyanwu C. (2008) African Participation in a digitally divided world: A Case Study of eLabtronic’s CoreChart program for community IT uptake in Nigerian using the Yunus’ Social Business Entrepreneurship model. Media and Global Divide International Association of Media and Communication Research, Stockholm SWEDEN 20-25 July 2008
Anyanwu C. (2008) Empowerment through Creativity in South Australia, Power and Place Australian and New Zealand Communication Association International Conference, Wellington NZ 8-12 July.
Anyanwu C. (2007) “Diasporic Africans and the Question of National Identity in an Era of Global Economic Disenfranchisement” Moving Cultures, Shifting Identities International Conference, Flinders University Adelaide, South Australia 3-6 December 2007.
Anyanwu C (2007) “Virtual African Diaspora: Community Empowerment Through Digital Storytelling”, Media, Communication, Information: Celebrating 50Years of Media Theories, International Association of Media and Communication Research, UNESCO Paris, July 23-25
SIGNIFICANT ELECTRONIC AND CREATIVE PUBLICATIONS AND PRODUCTION
Anyanwu C. (2008) Actor and Adviser, Kind of Man (motion picture) by Kelly Shilling produced by Sally Clarke, South Australian Film Corporation
Anyanwu C. (2008) Actor, Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton, Directed by Rob Croser, Independent Theatre Festival Theatre April 2008
Anyanwu C. (2007) Language Translator, Talkasoft: Universal Language Tutor and Translator Volume 1 Version 1 CD ROM SORO
Anyanwu C. (2006) Empowerment, Creativity and Innovation: Challenging Media and Communication in the 21st Century DVD Proceedings of the Australia and New Zealand Communication Association conference, the University of Adelaide
Anyanwu C. (2002b) Video documentary Sacred Wood (30mins) Research into the new burgeoning video film industry in Ghana and its impact on the traditional celluloid market. It was funded through a 1999 Humanities Seeding Grant from Curtin University of Technology Perth.
Anyanwu C. and Mhando, M. (2000a) Reflexion (30mins) (A Video documentary) joint production A critical reflection on Australia-African relations at the Dawn of the 21st Century. It was funded by grants from Curtin University of Technology, Murdoch University and African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP)
Anyanwu, J. C. (2000b) “Wake Up to the Real World: A Case study of Cybermedia Project” in Barry Harper and Ron Oliver (Eds.) New Millennium, New Technology, New Worlds of Learning, The Apple University Consortium, Apple Australia CD-ROM
Anyanwu J C (1993) Bung Wan Taim (Stage Play and Director) based on the civil crises in Bougainville of Papua New Guinea. It had a very successful reception and review in Papua New Guinea and overseas (see Post Courier, June 11 1993 p.35).
· Editorial Board, Journal of Communication Research and Practice (Taylor and Francis)
· Executive Member, Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA).
· International Governing Council, International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) https://iamcr.org/
Committee for the Improvement of Academic Life (CIAL), http://iamcr.org/academic_life_committeeChair,
· International Advisory Board of Silicon Valley African Film Festival, California USA
· Adjunct Associate Professor, Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research (HCMPR), University of Adelaide https://www.adelaide.edu.au/apmrc/about/members/
· Member of the Steering Committee, Humanities in the Regions Initiative, Australian Council of Humanities, Research Centres
· Twice Past President of ANZCA: 2006-7; 2012-13 http://www.anzca.net/
· Advisory Board Member of RestartUs https://www.restartus.org/
Past Director, Lismore Chamber of Commerce
Past Chair, Central West Regional Consultative Committee NSW Australia
Past Director, Somerville Collection, NSW
Past Member, Joint Health Council and Bathurst Community Health Committee
Member of Think Tank, Governor’s Leadership Foundation Alumni team that enabled Heart Foundation achieve its strategic objectives of reducing heart attack (2012)
Member of the Steering Committee, (Mobile Entertainment Growth Alliance of South Australia 2002-2013 (MegaSA)
Chief Examiner of Eynesbury College, English, Media and Communication Studies 2011-2018
Member, South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Curriculum Leaders (Media Studies and Creative Industry) Committee (2003 -2013)
Chair, Academic and Knowledge Transfer Committee, Pan African-Australasian Diaspora Network
Judging panel at the 2015 ASTRA Award (Australian Subscription Television) http://www.astra.org.au/awards/judges/chika-anyanwu.
Think Tank Member, Governor’s Leadership Foundation Alumni team that enabled Heart Foundation achieve its strategic objectives of reducing heart attack (2012)
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