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Title: Dr
Name: Mona Ngusekela Mwakalinga
College/School/Division: School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Role: Dean
Current Summarised CV:

Dr. Mona Ngusekela Mwakalinga is the Dean School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a Senior Lecturer of Film and Media Studies at the Department of Creative Arts, College of Humanities (CoHu). Her area of specialization is Tanzanian/African film, gender, African theatre practices and media perception and reception.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and a Master of Arts in Theatre and Film from the University of Dar es Salaam and her doctoral degree in Film and Media Studies from the University Kansas, USA. Dr. Mwakalinga has held numerous administrative positions at the University, including Gender Desk Officer of the then College of Arts and Social Sciences (now College of Social Sciences), Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies at the then College of Arts and Social Sciences, Deputy Principal of the College of Humanities and Head of the Department of Creative Arts. .
Dr. Mwakalinga has produced, directed, and written numerous films and theatre performances at national and international level as well as written scholarly articles in national and international journals. Currently, Mwakalinga is completing a book manuscript on the history of Tanzanian Bongo Movies.

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