School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts
Chika is Founding Partner of C3N2 Educational Empowerment https://c3n2.org/
C3N2 is a social enterprise borne out of passion to empower young people and assist institutions from low socioeconomic backgrounds especially regional, indigenous, migrant, emerging and developing countries, to develop systems and programs that provide platforms that support disadvantaged people in their quest for self-determination through employable education and skills development.
Chika is an experienced leader and change agent with expertise in academic leadership, student empowerment, and stakeholder engagement and management. Along with professional qualifications in leadership and management, media and communication, performing arts, film and television, and online education, he has been equipped with the ability to take a bird's eye view of organisational dynamics, to identify synergies and collaborative opportunities across organisational cultures, and to communicate compelling vision and strategies for sustainable business outcomes. He has highly developed emotional and cultural intelligence which traverse cultures, people and organisations through his international working and leadership experiences and glocal outlook.
He has held many academic leadership positions in Australia and overseas including as Coordinator of Media Arts at the University of Papua New Guinea; Head of Mass Communication at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia; Founding Head of Media at the University of Adelaide; Head of School of Communication and Creative Industries at Charles Sturt University, New South Wales; Head of the Bathurst Campus of Charles Sturt University and Director of Partnerships at Southern Cross University before his current position as Founding Partner of C3N2 Educational Empowerment.
Chika is a recipient of the Leslie Humanities Cyberdisciplinarity Fellowship at Dartmouth in New Hampshire USA, and a Fellow of the Governors Leadership Institute. His research expertise includes Migration and cross cultural communication, creative industries, political economy, new media technologies and terrorism.
Date Position Institution name 2019 Founding Partner, C3N2 Educational Empowerment, 2018 - 2019 Director, Partnership Southern Cross University 2016 - 2018 Head of Bathurst Campus of Charles Sturt University Charles Sturt University 2013 - 2016 Head of School of Communication and Creative Industries Charles Sturt University 2002 - 2013 Founding Head of Media University of Adelaide 1997 - 2002 Head of Mass Communications Curtin University of Technology 1991 - 1995 Head of Media Arts University of Papua New Guinea 1988 - 1990 Personnel Manager International Aviation Services- IAS
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2015 Recognition Certificate of Recognition California Legislature, United States — 2011 Award Distinguished Service in Media Education Australian African Chamber of Commerce Australia — 2010 Fellowship Governors Leadership Leaders Institute of South Australia Australia — 2005 Fellowship Cyberdisciplinarity Fellowship Leslie Humanities Research Fellowship Dartmouth College United States — 2000 Teaching Award Curtin University Cross-Cultural Staff Prize Curtin University of Technology United States — 2000 Nomination Innovative Teaching Award Curtin University of Technology Australia —
Language Competency Igbo Can read, write and speak Tok Pisin Can read and understand spoken Yoruba Can speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 1995 - 1996 Flinders University of South Australia Australia PhD, Screen Studies 1987 - 1988 University of Ibadan Nigeria MA Theatre and Media Arts 1983 - 1986 University of Ibadan Nigeria BA (Hons) First Class 1981 - 1983 University of Ibadan Nigeria Diploma in Theatre Arts
Date Title Institution Country 2011 - 2012 Graduate Certificate in Online Education University of Adelaide Australia 2000 - 2002 Graduate Business Qualification in Leadership and Management Curtin University of Technology Australia
Date Title Institution name Country 2010 Fellow Governors Leadership Foundation Australia 2005 Fellowship Dartmouth College United States
Year Citation 2018 Anyanwu, C. (2018). Fear of communicating fear versus fear of terrorism: A human rights violation or a sign of our time?. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20(1), 26-33.
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2017 Anyanwu, C. (2017). Boko Haram and the Nigerian political system: hegemony or fundamentalism?. Communication Research and Practice, 3(3), 282-298.
2013 Anyanwu, J. C. (2013). Challenges to privacy law in the age of social media: An Australian perspective. Australian Journal of Communication, 40(3), 121-139. 2013 Anyanwu, C. (2013). ANZCA News. MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA, (146), 4. 2007 Anyanwu, J. (2007). ANZCA (Australia and New Zealand Communication Association) News, February 2007. Media International Australia, 122, 5-7. 2007 Anyanwu, J. (2007). Innovative resistance in an era of market-driven educational policy. Australian Journal of Communication, 34(2), 1-11. 2007 Anyanwu, J. (2007). ANZCA (Australia and New Zealand Communication Association) News, August 2007. Media International Australia, 124, 4-12. 2006 Anyanwu, J. (2006). ANZCA (Australia and New Zealand Communication Association) News. Media International Australia, 121, 5-8. 2006 Anyanwu, J. (2006). ANZCA (Australia and New Zealand Communication Association News) November. Media International Australia, 121(1), 5-8.
2005 Anyanwu, J. (2005). Virtual mobilisation and virtual African diaspora. Australian Journal of Communication, 32(3), 93-108. 2003 Anyanwu, J. (2003). Myth and realities of new media technology: Virtual classroom education premise. Television & New Media, 4(4), 389-409.
1998 Anyanwu, C. J. (1998). Virtual world and virtual reality. Journal of Australian Studies, 22(58), 154-161.
1996 Anyanwu, J. C. (1996). TV Drama in Papua New Guinea: a Case Study in National Identity. New Theatre Quarterly, 12(45), 79.
Year Citation 2021 Anyanwu, C. (2021). The Voices of African Children. In L. Green, & D. Holloway (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Digital Media and Children (pp. 500-507). Abingdon, Oxon; United Kingdom: Routledge. 2019 Anyanwu, J. (2019). Digital Divide or Information Divide: Interrogating Telecommunication Penetration Measurements in Communal African Societies. In B. Mutsvairo, & M. Ragnedda (Eds.), Mapping the Digital Divide in Africa: A Mediated Analysis (pp. 173-194). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Amsterdam University Press. 2017 Anyanwu, C. (2017). Interrogating the fifth estate. In P. McIntyre, & J. Fulton, (Eds.), Creating Space in the Fifth Estate (pp. 13-33). Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2016 Anyanwu, J. (2016). Nigerian leadership and development: An alternative creative paradigm from the diaspora. In J. Adekunle,, & A. O. Nwauwa (Eds.), Governance and leadership in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges (pp. 159-180). Glassboro, NJ; USA: Goldline and Jacobs Publishing. 2014 Anyanwu, J. C. (2014). Gerontechnology. In J. B. Holbrook (Ed.), Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering A Global Resource. USA: Macmillan Reference USA. 2011 Anyanwu, J. (2011). Extending Yunus' Social Business Enterprise to Adelugba's Intellectual Capital Contributions to Nigeria. In D. Oni, & S. Adeyemi (Eds.), Developments in the Theory and Practice of Contemporary Nigerian Drama and Theatre: A Festschrift in Honour of Dapo Adelugba (1 ed., pp. 203-223). United Kingdom: Alpha Crownes Publishers. 2010 Anyanwu, J. (2010). Leadership Values in Africa. In E. Uchendu, P. Okpoko, & E. Anugwom (Eds.), Perspectives on leadership in Africa. 2007 Anyanwu, J. (2007). A Conceptual Analysis of the virtual African Diaspora Project. In A. Everett, & A. Wallace (Eds.), Afrogeeks: Beyond the digital divide (pp. 217-231). USA: Centre for Black Studies Research, The. 2004 Anyanwu, J. (2004). Innovation and creativity in the humanities: accepting the challenges. In J. Kenway, E. Bullen, & S. Robb (Eds.), Innovation & tradition: the arts, humanities and the knowledge economy (pp. 71-81). New York: Peter Lang Publishing. 2002 Anyanwu, J. (2002). The Body in a Space and the Space of a Body: A Critical Look at Progress in the next Millennium. In D. Buchbinder (Ed.), Start Trek & Endgame: Millennial politics, narratives, images. Black Swan Press Perth. 1999 Anyanwu, J. (1999). Virtual Community Virtual Ethics. In C. Simpson (Ed.), Flow-on effects of Information Technology on Quality of Life and the Environment. Australia: AICE Publications. 1996 Anyanwu, J. (1996). The Image of Africa in African Films. In D. Schreuder (Ed.), Africa Today Canberra, The Humanities Research Centre Monograph Series No. 12. ANU Australia. 1995 Anyanwu, J. (1995). Television in the Pacific: A Clash of Culture. In D. Robie (Ed.), Mass Media in the Pacific. Papua New Guinea: UPNG Press.
Year Citation 2018 Anyanwu, J. C. (2018). Trump and the USA (United Shitholes of Africa): Communicating sustainability or galvanising resistant solidarity?. In Text and Presentation. Eugene Oregon USA. 2017 Anyanwu, J. C. (2017). Re-evaluating Research on African Digital Divide. In Text and Presentation. University of South Australia, Adelaide. 2017 Anyanwu, J. C. (2017). The Imam, the Pastor and the Politician: Analysis of Religion’s influence in Participatory Public Sphere: Comparing the Impact of Imams’ communication to Muslim voters in the 2017 Western Australia’s State Election and the influence of Pentecostal Churches in Nigerian Politics.. In http://anzca2017.com/ (Conference website). University of Sydney. 2017 Anyanwu, J. C. (2017). Interrogating the Estate in the Fourth and Fifth Estates. In Revised and published as a Book Chapter. University of New Castle, Australia: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2016 Anyanwu, J. C. (2016). Reimagined memories of Africa in the 21st Century: An exploration of an Australian Reality TV program, I am a Celebrity Get me out of Here.. In http://iamcr.org/leicester2016. University of Leicester UK. 2016 Anyanwu, J. C. (2016). Future of Regional Australia in the Age of Broadband Telecommunication Network. In https://sched.co/7cwS. University of Leicester UK. 2015 Anyanwu, J. C. (2015). Boko Haram and Hegemonic resistance in Nigerian Political system.. In https://iamcr.org/congress/montreal2015. Montreal Canada. 2015 Anyanwu, J. C. (2015). Religious Extremism, Media Power and the construction of Otherness.. In No. Parramatta NSW Australia: Australian Conference on Islam 2. 2015 Anyanwu, J. C. (2015). Dangerous Grounds, Dangerous Reporting: Media Coverage of Terror Conflicts In Nigeria. In Presented at 40th JERAA Conference. Bathurst NSW. 2014 Anyanwu, J. C. (2014). Politics, Power and Border Protection in an era of Globalisation: The Abbott Government and the Australian Broadcast Corporation. In Paper Presented at IAMCR 2014. Hyderabad, India. 2014 Anyanwu, J. C. (2014). All quiet on the Western front but for the Snowden snowball effect: Case Study of the Abbott government’s media blackout in Operation Sovereign border protection.. In Paper presented at ANZCA 2014. Swinburne University Melbourne, Victoria Australia. 2013 Anyanwu, J. C. (2013). Creative Destruction Analyses of Fairfax Media and the Rinehart Effect in Australia. In Paper presented at Political Economy Section Sub Theme: Media capital and financialization of corporate media. Dublin Ireland. 2011 Anyanwu, J. (2011). Continent on the edge: communicating African migrants' economic contributions to Australia. In Proceedings of ANZCA 2011 (pp. 1-20). www: ANZCA. 2009 Anyanwu, J. (2009). Socioeconomic benefits of migration: African migrants in Australia and media representation. In Proceedings of the 2009 ANZCA Conference (pp. 412-429). Australia: Australian & New Zealand Communication Association. 2008 Anyanwu, J. (2008). Empowerment through creativity in South Australia. In Proceedings of the ANZCA08 Conference (pp. 1-23). New Zealand: Massey University. 2005 Anyanwu, J. (2005). Virtual citizenship and diasporic discourse. In C. Mills, & D. Matheson (Eds.), Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Australia New Zealand Communication Association 2005 (pp. WWW 1-WWW 13). http://www.mang.canterbury.ac.nz/ANZCA/FullPapers/IICultureCommFinal.pdf: ANZCA and the University of Canterbury. 2004 Anyanwu, J. (2004). Challenges and Prospects of Internationalisation in Australia’s G08 and Universities of Technology. In International Education: The path to cultural understanding and development (pp. www1-www10). Sydney, Australia. 2004 Anyanwu, J. (2004). Seniors' Connectivity: a nation digitally divided. In Australian & New Zealand Communication Association International Conference, 2004: Making a Difference (pp. www1-www12). Online: University of Sydney, New South Wales. 1999 Anyanwu, J. (1999). Using the Internet to study the Internet. In Proceedings of the 8th Annual Teaching Learning Forum. Australia.
Year Citation 2020 Anyanwu, J. (2020). Building Inclusive Digital Future for Africa: Analysis of AU’s 2063 Digital Agenda. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Association of Media and Communication Research Conference 2020. Tampere. 2017 Anyanwu, J. (2017). Awards and Responsibilities: Challenging the youths of Tomorrow: KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Bathurst High Campus. Poster session presented at the meeting of Unknown Conference. Bathurst High School. 2017 Anyanwu, J. (2017). What Was, What Is, and What We Do not know: A Reflection on Educational Transformations since the 1960s: KEYNOTE ADDRESS. Poster session presented at the meeting of Bathurst Teachers College Alumni Association, AGM. Sydney, NSW. 2017 Anyanwu, J. (2017). You are now a graduate so, what?: KEYNOTE ADDRESS. Poster session presented at the meeting of Charles Sturt University Graduation 2017. Bathurst. 2013 Anyanwu, J. (2013). Social Media as Traditional Public Sphere: Nigerian 2011 Election. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference. Perth Western Australia. 2011 Anyanwu, J. (2011). Creative Industries and Entrepreneurial Programs in Nigerian Institutions: Challenges and Opportunities. Poster session presented at the meeting of Benue State University Public Lectures. Makurdi, Benue State. 2009 Anyanwu, J. (2009). Extending Yunus’ social business enterprise to Adelugba’s intellectual capital contributions to Nigeria ; Case study of Diasporic Contributions to Nigerian Economic Growth. Poster session presented at the meeting of Adelugba 70 Conference. Lagos, Nigeria. 2009 Anyanwu, J. (2009). African Leadership and Development Failures: Quest for Alternative Strategies through Diasporic collaborations: KEYNOTE ADDRESS. Poster session presented at the meeting of Leadership Values in Africa Conference. Nsukka, Nigeria. 2009 Anyanwu, J. (2009). Questioning Community Participation or Pacification in Development Projects for Africa: Case study of African Microchip Training program in South Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of 32nd AFSAAP Conference. Australia. 2009 Anyanwu, J. (2009). Challenges of Communicating Sacred Nigerian Ritual through Digital Technology to Australian Society. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication (NIC) Conference. Sweden. 2009 Anyanwu, J. (2009). African Participation in a digitally divided world: A Case Study of eLabtronic’s CoreChart program for community IT uptake in Nigerian using the Yunus’ Social Business Entrepreneurship model. Poster session presented at the meeting of Media and Global Divide International Association of Media and Communication Research. Stockholm, Sweden. 2007 Anyanwu, J. (2007). Diasporic Africans and the Question of National Identity in an Era of Global Economic Disenfranchisement. Poster session presented at the meeting of Moving Cultures, Shifting Identities International Conference. Adelaide, South Australia. 2007 Anyanwu, J. (2007). Virtual African Diaspora: Community Empowerment Through Digital Storytelling. Poster session presented at the meeting of Media, Communication, Information: Celebrating 50Years of Media Theories, International Association of Media and Communication Research. UNESCO Paris. 2007 Anyanwu, J. (2007). Innovative Resistance in an era of market driven Educational policy: Challenges for Media and Communication Educators. KEYNOTE ADDRESS. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australia and New Zealand Communication Association International Conference. Melbourne, Victoria. 2006 Anyanwu, J. (2006). Virtual African Digital Story Project. KEYNOTE ADDRESS. Poster session presented at the meeting of First Person Digital Story Conference. Melbourne, Victoria. 2001 Anyanwu, J. (2001). New Media New Colonies’ under How Wide is the Digital Divide and who profits from this Rhetoric. Poster session presented at the meeting of Society for Cinema Studies Conference. Washington USA. 1999 Anyanwu, J. (1999). Indigenousity through Distribution: The Nigerian Film Industry under Race and Alternative Distribution. Poster session presented at the meeting of Society for Cinema Studies Conference. West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. 1998 Anyanwu, J. (1998). Mythical Magic and Magical Myth: An ideological construction of Spectatorship, under Theorizing Black Spectatorship. Poster session presented at the meeting of Society for Cinema Studies Conference,.
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Year Citation 2006 Anyanwu, J., Sorell, M. J., Ramsey, P., Chalmers, R., & Gobbett, C. (2006). An Overview of New and Emerging Technologies (Fourth Quarterly Report). Australia. 2006 Anyanwu, J., Sorrell, M. J., Ramsey, P., Chalmers, R., & Gobbett, C. (2006). An Overview of New and Emerging Technologies (Third Quarterly Report). Australia. 2005 Anyanwu, J., Sorrell, M. J., Ramsey, P., Chalmers, R., & Gobbett, C. (2005). An Overview of New and Emerging Technologies (Second Quarterly Report). Australia. 2005 Anyanwu, J., Sorell, M. J., Ramsey, P., & Chalmers, R. (2005). An Overview of New and Emerging Technologies (First Quarterly Report). Australia. 2005 Anyanwu, J., Sorell, M. J., Ramsey, P., & Chalmers, R. (2005). An Overview of New and Emerging Technologies.
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2010 - 2014 External Supervisor Campaigning in a Changing Media Environment: The Public as a Creator, Consumer and Distributor of Information Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Maarten Walter Rikken
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