I have recently completed my PhD in the Department of African Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and I am a columnist with Nigerian national newspaper Weekly Trust. I did dissertation research on Hausa films in Kano, Nigeria, where I also co-coordinated the Hausa Home Video Resource Centre in the Department of Mass Communications at Bayero University from 2008 to 2011. I still maintain the blog for the Centre.
Although I use some of my academic research in this blog, it is a personal project, related to my ventures into freelance journalism and creative writing, and should not be taken in any way as representative of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, or Bayero University. Please note that those I interview on this blog (or those who comment) are expressing their own opinions and perspectives and not necessarily my own. I welcome comments and links to my blog; however, please do not repost anything from this blog without my permission. I also request the courtesy of letting me know when my blog is quoted for another publication. Thank you.
If you need to contact me, please email me at carmenmccain [at] yahoo.com.