Abubakar Abdullahi

Position title: Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant

Email: abdullahi3@wisc.edu

Abubakar Abdullahi, aged 37, is a lecturer with 5 years lecturing experience at Abdu Gusau Polytechnic and Zamfara State University Talata-Mafara. He is a trained teacher with 17 years of teaching prowess at various high schools in Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria, in Africa.

His scholarly contribution to academia leading to national and international journal publications crisscrosses various areas of research in political communication, media and cultural studies, teaching and learning in education. This is in addition to his active participation at a number of academic conferences both at national and international levels.

Above all, Abubakar is a practicing journalist with 9 years of practical experience in the areas of political coverage, violence, and conflicts sensitive journalism.

In the last 10 years, Abubakar Abdullahi was once a journalist freelancing with Desert Heraldnewspaper, later moved to the HumAngle Media (https://humanglemedia.com ). His news reports and feature stories were published via https://humanglemedia.com/author-abdullahi-abubakar. He served as lecturer, project supervisor and editor with the Zamfara Watch Newspaper, at Department of Mass Communication, Abdu Gusau Polytechnic Talata-Mafara, Nigeria.

Owing to his demonstrable and industrious commitment, Abubakar opted for being a humanitarian worker where he served at different capacities as the Project Coordinator Assistantwith the Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) at Gummi Nutrition Response Project, under the auspices of Operation Centre Amsterdam (OCA), Nigeria Mission.

He is presently a certified holder of two Bachelor Degrees in B.Sc. (Mass Communication), and B.Ed. (English) from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, and Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, respectively. He voluntarily resigned his appointment as a visiting Lecturer at Department of Mass Communication, Zamfara State University Talata-Mafara, Zamfara State, Nigeria.

Presently, owing to his international experiences with the International Non-governmental Organizations, journalism practices, and academic researches, Abubakar Abdullahi is now an awardee and a Fulbright foreign exchange scholar appointed to teach Hausa language and cultureto American students, at the department of African Cultural Studies (ACS), University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States of America.

He can be reached at abubakar.abdullahi@fulbrightmail.org or +1 608-698-7952 (USA).