“Whirlwind” by Artist Abel Tilahun
I am a doctoral student in Communication at American University. My research interests include language, culture, and representation in the digital sphere. I have a long-standing scholarly focus on Ethiopia, where I am currently a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellow, was a IIE Fulbright Fellow in 2012-2013, and was a student at Addis Ababa University as part of the Brown in Ethiopia program in 2004-2005.
I have an MA in Film & Video from American University and a BA in Art Semiotics from Brown University.
This website presents my endeavors in the realms of scholarly research, pedagogical adventures, and digital production.