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Irene Awino

  • Affiliation: student
  • Title: Doctoral Candidate
  • Additional Title: Graduate Employee
  • Phone: 5415254262
  • Office: 218B Hendricks Hall
  • City: Eugene
  • Office Hours: Winter 2020: Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Affiliated Departments: Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Interests: Critical Journalism Global Media & Technology, Gender & Media Studies


Irene holds a Master of Arts in Communication Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Sociology. She has several years of experience working with leading Kenyan dailies in editorial positions. Prior to joining the newsroom, Irene worked with various non-governmental organizations that champion human rights and gender empowerment. Irene specializes in critical journalism, global media & technology, gender & media studies, human rights and peace studies.



University of Oregon (PhD expected in June 2020)

MA University of Nairobi

BA Kenyatta University

Areas of Expertise

  • Gender & Media Studies
  • Critical Journalism & Media Studies
  • Global Media & Technology
  • Strategic Communication for Development & Social Change
  • Digital Media Literacy



Honors and Awards


  • Lorry Lokey Scholarship 
  • Margaret McBride Lehrman Fellowship
  • Anderson Scholarship for Ethics in Journalism  
  • Columbia Scholarship 
  • Kappa Tau Alpha