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The Full Story


Dr.  Banjo obtained her B. A. in Social Psychology and earned her Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Penn State University. Currently, she is an associate professor of Communication at the University of Cincinnati and serves as an affiliate faculty of Africana Studies, and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.

Her teaching centers on developing media literacy skills and awareness. Her research centers on identity with a special focus on ethnic and transnational creative content with a particular focus on its impact on audiences’ self-concept and value.

Dr. Banjo's work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Communication Theory,  Journal of Media and Religion, and Race and Social Problems

Omotayo was awarded the College of Arts and Sciences Rising Star Award in 2017, a Fulbright scholarship in 2019, and was endowed with a Niehoff Professorship in 2020.

Dr. Banjo's mission is to facilitate and produce content that deepens our understanding, compassion, and connection to ourselves and one another.

And her vision is to use her academic and creative work to affirm and validate overlooked stories and inspire us  to love one another better

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