James Tar Tsaaior

James Tar Tsaaior is a Professor in the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria where he teaches cultural communication, media studies, creative writing and postcolonial studies. He is also the Director, Academic Planning of the University and editor, Journal of Cultural and Media Studies. Between 2010 – 2011, he was a Leverhulme Trust and Isaac Newton Visiting Research Fellow, Centre of African Studies/Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, UK and a participant in the International Faculty Programme, IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. In 2014, he was a visiting scholar, Centre for African American Studies, Princeton University, and in 2015 a visiting scholar, Barnard College, Columbia University, USA. Professor Tsaaior is a media consultant and has sat on the board of media organizations including Daily Independent and National Interest. He is also a PhD external examiner to a number of universities in Africa and Asia and is a published poet. His publications include:  Nigerian Film Culture and the Idea of the Nation: Nollywood and National Narration (Adonis and Abbey, 2017), African Literature and the Politics of Culture (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013), Politics of the Postcolonial Text: Africa and Its Diasporas (Limcom Europa, 2010) and two monographs: History as Character in the Caribbean Literary Tradition (2010) and Fact of Fiction and Fiction of Fact: The Novel Tradition and Its Character(s) (2005). His broad research and consultancy interests include African Studies, Cultural Communication as well as Literary/Media Theory and Criticism, the New Media and Film Studies. In addition to numerous chapters in books/festschriften and encyclopaedia entries, he has published in these areas in reputable local and international peer-reviewed journals including among others: Research in African Literatures, Africa: The Journal of the International African Institute, Atlantic Quarterly, Kunapipi, World Literature Today, The Ker Review, Journal of African Literature and Culture, Proverbium, Tydskrif Vir Letterkunde, World Literature and English in Africa, Journal of Caribbean Literature, Le Simplegadi, Women’s Studies, Safara, California Linguistics Notes, Dialogue, Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies, Journal of Black and African Arts and Civilization, Journal of Asian and African Studies and Journal of North African Literature.