About Me


My name is Matthew Adeiza, a PhD candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington in Seattle, where I study the impact of digital media on political campaigning in Sub-Saharan Africa. Particularly, I am interested in why and how campaigns adopt/adapt digital media, and how they affect the campaigns and their relationships with voters. Essentially, my research is an investigation of campaign innovation and the implications for a multi-ethnic society.

I employ a multi-method, cross-national approach to studying the relationship between digital media and democracy consolidation in Sub-Saharan Africa.  My advisor is Prof. Philip Howard, a professor of internet studies at the University of Oxford, and doctoral committee members are Profs. Kirsten Foot, Matthew Powers (Communication), and James Long (Political Science).

I enjoy traveling, hiking, biking, playing soccer, and board games.

You can find my CV here, check out details of courses I teach here, sample coursework here, and my research here. The easiest way to contact me and get a timely response is via email: adeizam (at) uw.edu.