School of Media, Film and Music

Dr Simidele Dosekun

Post:Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies (Media and Film)

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 877624
International:+44 1273 877624

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I am a lecturer in media and cultural studies, with research interests in gender and feminism in Africa, black feminist theory, transnational feminist cultural studies, and global consumer cultures. Before joining Sussex in 2016, I was a fellow in qualitative research methods at the London School of Economics.

I received my PhD in gender and cultural studies in 2015 from the department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London. I have a master’s in gender studies from the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town, and a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Harvard University.

Before academia, I worked in publishing in Nigeria, running an independent publishing house, Kachifo Limited.


Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies

Community and Business

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Series co-editor, “Feminist Africa: putting Africa’s feminist thinking on the intellectual map,” Open Democracy 50:50, available at 

“Who wrote the gender script?” Podcast interview with Talking Heads, The Africa Centre, Cape Town, available at:


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Panelist, "Africa Together: Reimagining Africa" conference, Cambridge University, 2015.

Panelist, Symposium on African Women's Rights and Resilience, Barnard College, 2014. 

Moderator, "Books for the Masses: Publishing Genre Fiction in Africa," Africa Writes Literary Festival 2014.