Thomas Tufte

by Admin on 5 November 2009

MEDIeA project:
Participatory governance? The role of civil society-driven media platforms in Tanzania

Thomas Tufte is a professor in Communication at the Department of Communication Studies of Roskilde University, Denmark, since 2004. He has an MA in cultural sociology (1989) and Ph.D. in communication from the University of Copenhagen (1995).

From 2009 and until 2013 he is principal investigator of the collaborative research program Media, Empowerment and Democracy in East Africa (MEDIeA). He is also the co-director of Ørecomm, an international network originated at Malmö University (MAH) and Roskilde University (RUC) for research in the field of communication for development and social change.

Professor Tufte has lectured at universities, and worked with communication consultancy, in more than 25 countries. He has written/edited 10 books and numerous peer-reviewed articles. In 2003, he served as the UNESCO Chair of Communication at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain (2003). For many years, his media and communication research concentrated in Latin America. His current research focuses primarily on Southern and Eastern Africa.

Professor Tufte serves on the council of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). He also serves on the advisory and/or editorial boards of a series of international journals in culture and communication, including Communication, Culture and Critique (ICA Journal), Journal of Health Communication, Revista de Estudios Contemporáneos de la Comunicación y la Cultura (Universidad de Colima, México), Intercom (Brazil) and Revista ALAIC (edited by the Latin America Association on Information and Communication).

Outstanding publications (2000-2009)

Thomas Tufte and Florencia Enghel (eds.) (2009) Youth Engaging with the World: Media, Communication for Social Change. Yearbook of The International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media. Göteborg: NORDICOM.
Thomas Tufte and Paolo Mefalopulos (2009) Participatory Communication: A Practical Guide. World Bank Working Paper No. 170. Washington DC: World Bank.
Gumucio Dagron, Alfonso and Thomas Tufte (eds.) (2008) Comunicación para el Cambio Social. New Jersey: Communication for Social Change Consortium.
Gumucio Dagron, Alfonso and Thomas Tufte (eds.) (2006) Communication for Social Change Anthology: Historical and Contemporary Readings. New Jersey: Communication for Social Change Consortium.
Jacks, Nilda, Sérgio Caparelli, Rene Goellner, Thomas Tufte, Yhevelin Guerin e Luciana Dorneles (2006) TV, Familia e Identidade: Porto Alegre ‘fim de século’. Colecao Comunicacao 35. Brazil: EDIPUC/RS,
Hemer, Oscar and Thomas Tufte (eds.) (2005) Media and Glocal Change. Rethinking Communication for Development. Buenos Aires and Göteborg: CLACSO/NORDICOM.
Stald, Gitte and Thomas Tufte (eds.) (2002) Global Encounters-Media and Cultural Transformation. Luton: University of Luton Press.
Tufte, Thomas (2000) Living with the Rubbish Queen: Telenovelas, Culture and Modernity in Brazil. Luton: University of Luton Press.

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