Chika Anyanwu is Head of Bathurst Campus of Charles Sturt University http://www.csu.edu.au/about/organisational-structure/heads-of-campus/bathurst-head-of-campus and an Associate Professor of Media in the School of Communication and Creative Industries at Charles Sturt University.
He was the Head of School of Communication and Creative Industries from 2013 until his appointment as Head of Bathurst Campus in 2016.
Prior to coming to CSU he was the Founding Head of Media at the University of Adelaide. He also worked as Head of Mass Communication at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia. He is a global cultural fruit salad with roots in almost every continent.
He is a recipient of the Leslie Cyberdisciplinarity Fellowships at Dartmouth in the US and was a Visiting Professor in Theatre and Mass Communication at Benue State University in Nigeria.
He is a Fellow of the Governor's Leadership Foundation of South Australia and is on the International Council of the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). He chairs the Committee for the Improvement of Academic Life (CIAL) a particularly important committee which deals with academic labour conditions and rights, freedom of expression, liaising with human rights organisations and related organisations at regional, local, national and international level. http://iamcr.org/academic_life_committee. He is on the editorial board of Journal of Communication Research and Practice, and an adjunct member of the Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research https://www.adelaide.edu.au/apmrc/about/members/.
He is an Executive Member of Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) and served twice as President in 2006-7 and 2012-13.
Chika has held teaching roles with Flinders University, University of Ibadan and Usman Dan Fodio University (formerly the University of Sokoto) in Nigeria and the University of Papua New Guinea, where he established and led the Media Arts Program in the Faculty of Creative Arts.
His teaching interests include Media Policy and Media Law, Media Project, Digital Revolution, Creative Industries and Professional Practice.
Chika's areas of expertise include Political Economy of the Media, Terrorism and Radicalisation, Creative Industries, Nollywood Cinema, Migration and Multiculturalism. He has published widely in academic research journals, book chapters and written government reports.
Anyanwu, C. (2016) Nigerian Leadership and Development: An Alternative Creative Paradigm from Diaspora, in Governance and Leadership in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges, eds., Julius O. Adekunle and Apollos O. Nwauwa (Glassboro, NJ: Goldline and Jacob Publishing, 2016), 159-180.
Anyanwu C. (2014) Gerontechnology. Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: An International Resource, 2nd edition (ESTE-2)
Anyanwu C (2011) "Extending Yunus' Social Business Enterprise (SBE) to Adelugba's Intellectual Capital Development in Nigeria: Case study of Diasporic Contributions to Nigerian Economic Growth" in S. Adeyemi et al (Eds.) Adelugba70 Festschrift: Theatre Arts development in Africa
Anyanwu, C. (2010), Leadership Values in Africa (Forward) in Uchendu, Okpoko and Anugwom (Eds) Perspectives on Leadership in Africa Afro Orbis Publications Nsukka Nigeria
Anyanwu, C. (2007) "Conceptual Analysis of the Virtual African Diaspora Project" in Anna Everett and Amber Wallace (Eds.) AfroGeeks: Beyond the Digital Divide The Centre for Black Studies Research UCSB, California
Anyanwu, C. Ed. (2006) Empowerment, Creativity and Innovation: Challenging Media and Communication in the 21st Century Proceedings of the Australia and New Zealand Communication Association conference, the University of Adelaide ISBN 0-86396-837-6 http://www.adelaide.edu.au/anzca2006/conf_proceedings/
Anyanwu, C. (2016) Boko Haram and the Nigerian Political system: Hegemony or Fundamentalism Communication Research and Practice
Anyanwu C. (2013) Challenges to privacy law in the age of social media: An Australian perspective. Australian Journal of CommunicationVol. 40 No 3 Pp 121 -137
Anyanwu C. (2007) "Innovative Resistance in an Era of Market Driven Educational Policy: Challenges for Media and Communication Educators" Australian Journal of Communication Vol 34 (2) pp 1-11
Anyanwu C. (2007) ANZCA (Australia and New Zealand Communication Association News (Presidential Analysis: Mapping Media) Media International Australia No 124 August pp 4-12
Anyanwu C. (2007) ANZCA (Australia and New Zealand Communication Association News (Presidential Analysis: Talkback radio) Media International Australia No 122, February pp5-7
Anyanwu C. (2006) ANZCA (Australia and New Zealand Communication Association News (Presidential Analysis: 50 Years of Australian Television), Media International Australia No 121, November pp5-8
Anyanwu, C. (2016) Reimagined memories of Africa in the 21st Century: An exploration of an Australian Reality TV program, I am a Celebrity Get me out of Here. International Communication Stream, International Association of Media and Communication Research Conference, Leicester, UK July 27-31 2016.
Anyanwu, C. (2016) Future of Regional Australia in the Age of Broadband Telecommunication Network: Paper presented at the Political Economy Stream of International Association of Media and Communication Research 2016 conference in Leicester, UK, July 27-31, 2016
Anyanwu, C. (2016) Interrogating the Estate in the Fourth and Fifth Estates, Creating Space in the Fifth Estate,Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference Newcastle Australia, 6-8 July 2016
Anyanwu, C. (2015) Boko Haram and Hegemonic resistance in Nigerian Political system. Political Economy Section: Hegemony or Resistance? On the Ambiguous Power of Communication, IAMCR Montreal Canada, 12-16 July 2015
Anyanwu, C. (2015) Religious Extremism, Media Power and the construction of Otherness. Radicalisation and Islamophobia: Roots, Relationships and Implications in Religiously Diverse Societies. Australian Conference on Islam 2. Parramatta Sydney 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2015
Anyanwu, C. (2015) Dangerous Grounds, Dangerous Reporting: Media Coverage of Terror Conflicts In Nigeria. Dangerous Journalism, Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) 40th Anniversary Conference, School of Communication and Creative Industries, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst NSW 30 Nov- 2 Dec 2015
Anyanwu, C. (2014) "Politics, Power and Border Protection in an era of Globalisation: The Abbott Government and the Australian Broadcast Corporation", Political Economy Section. Region as Frame: Politics, Presence Practice. 2014 IAMCR Conference, Hyderabad, India http://iamcr-ocs.org/index.php/2014/2014/author/submission/8363
Anyanwu, C. (2014) All quiet on the Western front but for the Snowden snowball effect: Case Study of the Abbott government's media blackout in Operation Sovereign border protection. 2014 ANZCA Conference: The Digital and the Social: Communication for Inclusion and Exchange, Swinburne University Melbourne 9-11 July
Anyanwu, C (2013) "Creative Destruction Analyses of Fairfax Media and the Rinehart Effect in Australia". 2013 International Association of Media and Communication Research Conference, DCU Dublin 26-29 June
Anyanwu, C (2013) "Social Media as Traditional Public Sphere: Nigerian 2011 Election"Global Networks – Global Divides: Bridging New and Traditional Communication ChallengesAustralian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference Perth WA 3 -5 July 2013
Anyanwu, C; Green K. And Sykes J. (2012) Communicating Change and Changing Communication in the 21st Century: A Critical Perspective in C. Anyanwu, K. Green, J. Sykes (Eds), Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Communicating Change and Changing Communication in the 21st Century, ISSN 1448-4331, available at: http://www.anzca.net/past-conferences/past-conf-index.html 4 – 6 July 2012 Adelaide
Anyanwu C. (2011) "Continent on the Edge: Communicating African Migrants Economic Contributions to Australia" in A. Henderson (Ed.) Communication on the Edge. Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference Waikato NZ 4-6 July 2011.
Anyanwu C. (2009) "Socioeconomic benefits of Migration: African Migrants in Australia and media representation" in T. Flew (Ed.) Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communications Association Annual Conference, Brisbane, July 8-10. ISBN 987-1-74107-275-4. Available at: http://www.proceedings.anzca09.org
Anyanwu C. (2009) Challenges of Communicating Sacred Nigerian Ritual through Digital Technology to Australian Society The Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication (NIC) Conference University of Borås, SWEDEN 26– 28 Nov 2009
Anyanwu C. (2008) African Participation in a digitally divided world: A Case Study of eLabtronic's CoreChart program for community IT uptake in Nigerian using the Yunus' Social Business Entrepreneurship model. Media and Global Divide International Association of Media and Communication Research,Stockholm SWEDEN 20-25 July 2008
Anyanwu C. (2008) Empowerment through Creativity in South Australia, Power and PlaceAustralian and New Zealand Communication Association International Conference, Wellington NZ 8-12 July http://anzca08.massey.ac.nz/massey/depart/cob/conferences/anzca-2008/anzca08-papers.cfm
Anyanwu C. (2007) "Diasporic Africans and the Question of National Identity in an Era of Global Economic Disenfranchisement" Moving Cultures, Shifting IdentitiesInternational Conference, Flinders University Adelaide, South Australia 3-6 December 2007.
Anyanwu C (2007) "Virtual African Diaspora: Community Empowerment Through Digital Storytelling", Media, Communication, Information: Celebrating 50Years of Media Theories, International Association of Media and Communication Research, UNESCO Paris, July 23-25
Anyanwu C. MJ Sorell, P. Ramsey, R Chalmers, C Gobbett (2006) An Overview of New and Emerging Technologies: Fourth Quarterly Report 32 pages, 5 May 2006, published by the Office of Film and Literature Classification, (c) Commonwealth of Australia 2006.
Anyanwu C. MJ Sorell, P. Ramsey, R Chalmers, C Gobbett (2006) An Overview of New and Emerging Technologies: Third Quarterly Report. 56 pages, 13 January 2006, published by the Office of Film and Literature Classification, (c) Commonwealth of Australia 2006. Includes technical description of transcoding from television to video on mobile phones
Anyanwu C. MJ Sorell, P. Ramsey, R Chalmers, C Gobbett (2005) An Overview of New and Emerging Technologies: Second Quarterly Report 38 pages, 30 September 2005, published by the Office of Film and Literature Classification, (c) Commonwealth of Australia 2005. Includes technical advice presented to the Classification Board concerning "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas", resulting in the withdrawal of the classification decision for this computer game.
Anyanwu C. MJ Sorell, P Ramsey, R Chalmers (2005) An Overview of New and Emerging Technologies: First Quarterly Report 50 pages, 22 August 2005, published by the Office of Film and Literature Classification, (c) Commonwealth of Australia 2005. Includes definitions used in the Classification (Markings for Films and Computer Games) Determination 2005; and a ten-year projection presented to SCAG.
Anyanwu C. MJ Sorell, P Ramsey, R Chalmers, (2005) An Overview of New and Emerging Technologies 133 pages, 4 March 2005, published by the Office of Film and Literature Classification, (c) Commonwealth of Australia 2005. Includes slide pack for Standing Committee of Attorneys General (SCAG), March 2005, and video presentation
Anyanwu C. (2013) "You are now a graduate so, what?" Occasional Address to Graduates of Charles Sturt University Bathurst 18th December at the Blake Auditorium
Anyanwu C. (2011) Creative Industries and Entrepreneurial Programs in Nigerian Institutions: Challenges and Opportunities: Benue State University Public Lecture Series June 2011
Anyanwu C. (2009) Extending Yunus' Social Business Enterprise (SBE) to Adelugba's Intellectual Capital Development in Nigeria: Case study of Diasporic Contributions to Nigerian Economic Growth. Adelugba 70 Conference, Lagos Nigeria 28 Nov—5 Dec 2009
Anyanwu C. (2009) African Leadership and Development Failures: Quest for Alternative Strategies through Diasporic collaborations: Keynote Speech at the Leadership Values in Africa Conference Nsukka, Nigeria 1-3 Dec 2009
Anyanwu C. (2009) Media and the Law: A Guest Lecture delivered to Staff of Fresh FM Radio, Adelaide 14th February 2009
Anyanwu C. (2008) "Nurturing the Young: New Challenges and New Hope"Speech to Staff and Teachers of Nazareth Community School, Seaton, South Australia 3 June 2008
Anyanwu C. (2008) "Cry the Beloved Country: A Journey into Spiritual Growth Among the Youth" Talk given at the Spirituality in the Pub, Stanley Bridge Tavern, Verdun, South Australia 6 May 2008
Anyanwu C. (2007) (Presidential Address) Innovative Resistance in an era of market driven Educational policy: Challenges for Media and Communication Educators, Australia and New Zealand Communication Association International Conference, Centre for Media and Communication Law, University of Melbourne 5 July 2007
Anyanwu C (2007 And 2008) 'Works Of Ken Saro Wiwa',Adelaide Pen (Imprisoned Writers Of Conscience) Adelaide Writers Week Mellor St. 23 March, 2007
Anyanwu, C. (2006) 'Virtual African Digital Story Project' First Person Digital Story Conference, Australia Centre for the Moving Images Melbourne February 2006
Anyanwu C. (2016) Weekly (Weds 8.20 am) Radio Spot on 1503 2BS Gold Radio Bathurst
Anyanwu, C. (Oct 28, 2016) ABC Radio National book Expert Panel to review of Alan Paton's Cry the Beloved Country http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandarts/cry,-the-beloved-country/7955318
Win TV Orange, 21 March 2016 Harmony Day significance: an Interview
Anyanwu, C. (Feb 26, 2016) ABC Radio National Book Club Expert Panel to review Chimamanda's Half of the Yellow Sun http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandarts/african-bookclub:-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie%27s-half-of-a-yellow-s/7170902
Anyanwu, C. & Akudinobi, J., (2014) "Redefining Narratives of Africa" in 5 Years of Connecting Communities, Cultures and Continent. 5th Silicon Valley African Film Festival Magazine 2014, California USA pp. 9-10 http://issuu.com/svaff/docs/svaffmagazine2014
Anyanwu, C. (2014), The impact of African cinema and the prospects for Nollywood film industry in Uzor Maxim Uzoatu, Lights, Action, Silicon Valley! The Union, Sunday, September 21, 2014 pp 39-40
2014 Prime TV News (Orange/regional) The Perils of Social Media interview by Michael Hammond 20 March
2014 Western Advocate (Thurs 6 March) Defamation and Social Media p3.
2009 The Advertiser Newspaper on the Impact of new technology on Broadcast Journalism, phone interview with Myles, on 14 Jan 2009 at 2.24pm
2008 Radio Adelaide, Interview with Ewert Creative Industries in South Australia 28 Feb
2008 Australian Financial Review 3 March 2008 on page 32
Anyanwu, C (2008) Quantifying the Cost of African Brain Drain: An Economic Analysis of Diasporic Remittance to Nigeria Building a Common Future – Africa and Australasia, African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific 31st Conference November 26-28 2008, Monash University Clayton Campus, Melbourne Australia
Anyanwu, C (2007) Creative industries and Civic Responsibilities: A Case of Celebrity and National Icons in Australia. Communications, Civics and Industry, Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference, University of Melbourne, Victoria 5-7 July 2007
Anyanwu C. (2008) Actor and Adviser, Kind of Man (motion picture) by Kelly Shilling produced by Sally Clarke, South Australian Film Corporation
Anyanwu C. (2008) Actor, Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton, Directed by Rob Croser, Independent Theatre Festival Theatre April 2008
Anyanwu C. (2007) Igbo Language Translator, Talkasoft: Universal Language Tutor and Translator Volume 1 Version 1 CD ROM SORO
Anyanwu C. (2006) Empowerment, Creativity and Innovation: Challenging Media and Communication in the 21st Century DVD Proceedings of the Australia and New Zealand Communication Association conference, the University of Adelaide