Aje-Ori   Agbese

Associate Professor  

Office: ELABS 147
Phone: (956) 665-2543
Email: ajeori.agbese@utrgv.edu

Dr. Aje-Ori Agbese

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Journalism (news/feature reporting, writing and editing) Women and mass media Intercultural/international communication Development communication International relations African history and politics
  • Education

    • PhD, Communication Studies, Bowling Green State University, 2004
    • MA, Communication Studies, University of Northern Iowa, 2000
    • BS, Mass communication, University of Lagos, 1996
  • Currently Teaching

    COMM 4313 02 - Communication Law & Ethics:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    COMM 1318 90L - Interpersonal Communication:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    COMM 3303 02 - Writing for Mass Media:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Aje-Ori Agbese. "Review of Arnfred, S. Sexuality and gender politics in Mozambique: Rethinking Gender in Africa.. Journal of Retracing Africa, 1, no. 1 2014: 47-49.

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. "Public intellectuals and the challenge of journalism in Nigeria: The Newswatch story. ," Public intellectuals, the public sphere and the public spirit: Essays in honor of Olatunji Dare at 70. 2014.

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. “Review of Barz, G. & Cohen, J.M. (Eds). The culture of AIDS in Africa: Hope and healing through music and the arts. . Journal of Retracing Africa, 1, no. 1 2014: 65-67.

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. "“Women in Africa.”," (Re)tracing Africa: A multidisciplinary study of African societies, history and cultures. . no. 2 2014.

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. "Setting the agenda for women’s liberation and empowerment in Nigeria through movies: An analysis of “Women’s Cot”, “Women in Power,” and “The Bank Manager.” ," Lagos: SMC Journal of Cultural and Media Studies 2, no. 1 (2013): 1-29.

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. Ethiopia. Native Peoples of the World: Groups, Issues and Controversies. San Marcos, CA: Mesa Verde Publishing/M.E. Sharpe, 2012.

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. Fulani. Native Peoples of the World: Groups, Issues and Controversies . San Marcos, CA: Mesa Verde Publishing/M.E. Sharpe, 2012.

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. Idoma. Native Peoples of the World: Groups, Issues and Controversies. San Marcos, CA: Mesa Verde Publishing/M.E. Sharpe, 2012.

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. Kenya. Native Peoples of the World: Groups, Issues and Controversies . San Marcos, CA: Mesa Verde Publishing/M.E. Sharpe, 2012.

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. Rwanda. Native Peoples of the World: Groups, Issues and Controversies . San Marcos, CA: Mesa Verde Publishing/M.E. Sharpe, 2012.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Aje-Ori Agbese. Faculty Research Grant , The University of Texas Pan American, $4,010.00 (2010 - 2011)

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. Diversity across the Curriculum , Poynter Institute, $2,000.00 ( 2005)

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. Dissertation fellowship , School of Communication Studies, Bowling Green State University, $15,000.00 (2003 - 2004)

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. Currier Projects Grant , Department of journalism, Bowling Green State University, $2,000.00 ( 2003)



Selected Presentations


  • Aje-Ori Agbese. "Beauty ideals and the media: Constructing the ideal beauty for Nigerian women through music videos ," AEJMC: Closing the gap. Media, research and the profession, The Association fo Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL. (August 2017)

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. "Designing Effective Assignments that Keep Students Engaged Over/After Spring Break," Teaching Assistant Workshop, UTRGV Center for Teaching Excellence, (March 2017)

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. "Speaking strategies to foster effective communication in the classroom ," 2017 Teaching Assistant Conference, Center for Teaching Excellence, (January 2017)

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. "“Resiliently reviving your teaching.” ," ADVANCE Associate to Full program, Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity, (2016)

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. "“Building faculty resilience.” ," New Faculty Training, Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity, Edinburg, TX (2016)

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. "Africa in the media: The danger of a single story ," Harvard African Development Conference, Harvard University, Boston, Mass. (March 2014)

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. "Conflict Resolution," Beta Xi Chi Multicultural Fraternity , The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas (December 2011)

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. "Women’s Cot, Women in Power, The Bank Manager," Africa in Nollywood Conference, Nollywood in Africa, Lagos, Nigeria (July 2011)

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. "Conflict and interpersonal communication," Dean of Students’ retreat, The University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, Texas (May 2011)

  • Aje-Ori Agbese. "Culture’s impact on education," Diversity and Cultural Awareness, Sophomore Academic Mentoring, Edinburg, Texas (February 2011)

Current Courses

COMM 4313 02 - Communication Law & Ethics:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
COMM 1318 90L - Interpersonal Communication:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
COMM 3303 02 - Writing for Mass Media:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses