Wunpini Fatimata Mohammed

Film-Video and Media Studies, Media Studies

Wunpini Fatimata Mohammed



  • Bachelor's (First Class Honors): University of Ghana 
  • Master's: Michigan Technological University
  • Ph.D.: Penn State (Mass Communications & Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies minor)





Wunpini Fatimata Mohammed teaches world media systems and international mass communications at the Bellisario College of Communications.

She has worked on research projects on the corporate social responsibility work of telecommunications companies in Ghana, radio news production and reception in Northern Ghana, digital media activism among others.

She is currently working on projects that examine the political economy of film in Northern Ghana. Among other things, her research interests focus on feminisms, development communication, broadcast media, new media and film. 




Academic Publications

Mohammed, Wunpini Fatimata. (2019), ‘Journalistic griots: The marginalization of  indigenous language news and oral epistemologies in Ghana’, Radio Journal:  International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media, 17:2, pp. 235–252, doi: 10.1386/rajo_00007_1


Mohammed, Wunpini Fatimata. (2019). Deconstructing Homosexuality in Ghana. In  Routledge Handbook of Queer African Studies. Nyeck, S. N. (ed.). Routledge,  NYC.


Mohammed, Wunpini Fatimata. (2019). “Online Activism: Centering Marginalized Voices in Activist Work” Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, No. 15. 10.5399/uo/ada.2019.15.2


Mohammed, Wunpini Fatimata., Xiao, Anli., & Hilton, Erica. (2019). “A Critical Analysis of Corporate Social Responsibility in Ghana's Telecommunications Industry.” Communicatio: South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/02500167.2018.1552601


Research Reports

Mohammed, W. F. (2018). Nana Akufo-Addo: Putting Marginalised Women on the Agenda in Ghana? CDD West Africa, 6(4), 11-17. Retrieved from: https://cddelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/New-Leaders-New-Direction-Vol-6.-No-4_2018.pdf

French translation available here: https://cddelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Nouveaux-Dirigeants-Nouvelles-Directions_Vol-6.-No-4.-2018.pdf



Wunpini Fatimata Mohammed. (2018, October 15). The Northern Smock. Cultural Analysis. https://popula.com/2018/10/15/the-northern-smock/

Wunpini Fatimata Mohammed. (2018, July 9). Unemployment and the Rise of Neoliberalism in Ghana. Opinion Piece. https://africasacountry.com/2018/07/unemployment-and-the-rise-of-neoliberalism-in-ghana

Wunpini Fatimata Mohammed. (2018, December 11). The forgotten kingdom. Documentary Film Review. https://africasacountry.com/2018/12/the-forgotten-kingdom

Wunpini Fatimata Mohammed. (2018, March 26). 10 Reasons Why Tamale is the Music Capital of Ghana. Industry Review. http://www.okayafrica.com/ghana-music-tamale-10-reasons-capital/

Wunpini Fatimata Mohammed. (2018, June 22). This Is How Muslims Observe Ramadan, Tiila and Eid al-Fitr in Tamale. Cultural Analysis. http://www.okayafrica.com/ramadan-tiila-eid-al-fitr-tama-ghana/



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