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 (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