University of Johannesburg and University of Oxford
Nicole is Research Professor in the Humanities at the University of Johannesburg, where she is in the School of Communications, and she is Head of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on media and conflict, particularly in the Horn of Africa. She previously worked for a newspaper in Ethiopia, and has researched new technologies and innovation in Somalia and Somaliland and media and election violence in Kenya. She is the recipient of a European Research Council grant that examines questions around social media and migration and her research and work has also been funded by the Open Society Foundations, Google, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the United Nations, among others.