Tracy Tinga is an Assistant Professor in the Media & Communication Studies Department, University of Maryland Baltimore County. She earned her Ph.D. in Media and Communication at Temple University: Lew Klein College of Media & Communication.
Her research explores how “rising” African countries are represented within various transnational institutions such as media, corporations, development organizations, and online platforms. This research examines how the “Africa Rising” discourse is articulated within the aforementioned institutions and how it is linked to the geopolitics of neoliberal policies international development, postcolonial and identity discourses. Her research also focuses on communication for development and social change (CDSC), examining how communities use local communication networks to mobilize and engage with various social issues such as climate change and health.