Albert Kazaura Tibaijuka
Albert Kazaura Tibaijuka joined the Centre for African Studies at the University of Basel in Switzerland on a ten-months’ Oumou Dilly postdoc fellowship (February – November, 2023). He is a lecturer in communication studies and chairs the Postgraduate Studies Directorate at St. Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT). He is also a co-ordinating editor of African Communication Research Journal.
Albert Tibaijuka is a graduate of SAUT and Southampton Solent University in England, where he obtained BA and MA degrees, respectively. His MA degree was about Industrial Crisis Management, and it argued for the improved organization-stakeholders’ relationships by prioritizing dialogue and a collective will in overcoming trying times- through the involvement of central and/or local governments.
In 2016, he earned his PhD in African Studies from the University of Basel. His doctoral thesis with the title “Multinational Mines and Communities of Place: Revisiting the Stakeholder Dialogue Discourse in Geita, Tanzania” offered a locally grounded construct of stakeholder dialogue, given the contested interests of two groups of stakeholders; one seen as influential and the other as marginal.
Albert Tibaijuka’s academic experience centres in researching the fields of CSR, corporate relations and mass communication. Currently, he is studying the empathic actions during the enforcement of university academic assessment regulations and its implications on scholarship.