Linda B.

  • Summary

    Since relocating to Germany from Uganda after high school and starting my Master’s degree in Media Studies in 2003, I have juggled. I am a work-smarter optimist whose passion for learning and sustainable development has defined my life path. On completing my latest academic endeavour in August 2021, a Ph.D. in Media Studies focusing on gender in Africa, I am looking to fulfil a lifelong dream of being a part of long-term creative and problem-solving projects in Africa.

    Experience

    Freelancing, communications
    Freelancing
    Germany
    January-2003 - Present

    Communications services e.g., editing and proofreading, preparing communications tools (e.g., human-interest stories), research, short translations, transcribing.

    Internship
    CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg
    Germany
    January-2021 - January-2021

    Press Office: PR, media monitoring, human interest stories.

    Student intern
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
    Germany
    August-2012 - October-2012

    Research, networking

    Communications Officer
    The Global Coffee Platform (Formerly 4C Association),
    Germany
    May-2009 - September-2011

    Corporate Communications & PR; independent editorial projects e.g., periodical newsletter, co-editing annual report, human interest stories etc.; administrative support including Office Management support.

    Education

    Media Studies
    Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (University of Bayreuth)
    Germany
    April-2013 - Present

    Ph.D. in Media studies with a focus on gender and media in Africa.

    American Language and Literature
    Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn
    Germany
    April-2003 - December-2008

    Magistra Artium/MA, American Language and Literature, Media Studies & Ethnology.