University of Johannesburg
Admire Mare is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Media at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His research interests include analyzing the intersection between technology and society, digital journalism, social media and politics, media and democracy, political communication, digital campaigns, digital diplomacy, platformization of news work, media and conflict, media start-ups and innovation and artificial intelligence in resource-constrained in newsrooms. He currently leads the international research project ‘Social Media, Misinformation and Elections in Kenya and Zimbabwe’ (SoMeKeZi) funded by the Social Science Research Council (2019-2023). He is the co-author of ‘Participatory Journalism in Africa Digital News Engagement and User Agency in the South’ (London: Routledge, 2021 with Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara). He is the co-author of ‘Digital Surveillance in Southern Africa: Policies, Politics and Practices’ (Cham: Springer, 2022 with Allen Munoriyarwa) He is also the co-editor of ‘Teaching and Learning with Digital Technologies in Higher Education Institutions in Africa: Case Studies from a Pandemic Context’ (London: Routledge, 2023 with Erisher Woyo and Elina Amadhila). He is also the co-editor of ‘Media, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Africa: Empirical and Conceptual Considerations’ (London: Routledge, 2021 with Jacinta Maweu).