Dr. Farooq Kperogi is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Emerging Media at Kennesaw State University. His research broadly explores the intersection between communication in a global context and the singularities of the communicative practices of marginal groups within this context. Dr. Kperogi is particularly interested in the transnational, mass-mediated, online discourses of marginalized diasporas in the West. He does this by looking at the alternative and citizen online journalistic practices of previously disempowered Third World ethnoscapes whose voluntary geographic displacement to the West now imbues them with the cultural and social capital to become the vanguards for potentially transformative cross-border exchanges with their homelands.
His scholarly and pedagogical interests, broadly, include citizen and alternative online journalism, globalization and new media, online sociability, communication/media theory, news reporting and writing, media management, diasporic media, media English, grammar, and international mass media. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Global Mass Communication, New Media & Society, Review of Communication, Asia Pacific Media Educator, Journal of Communication and Media Studies, and in many book chapters on diverse topics in communication. He is the author, most recently, of Glocal English: The Changing Face and Forms of Nigerian English in a Global World (Peter Lang, 2015).
Dr. Kperogi has previously worked as a reporter, news editor, presidential speech writer/researcher, and journalism instructor at two colleges in Nigeria. He is the recipient of the Nigerian Television Authority Prize for the Best Graduating Student in Mass Communication, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Outstanding Master's Student in Communication award, and Georgia State University's Outstanding Academic Achievement in Graduate Studies Award.
At KSU, Dr. Kperogi regularly teaches Writing for Public Communication, Introduction to Mass Communication, Human Communication, News Reporting & Writing, Concepts in New Media, Communication Theory, Global Journalism, and Survey of Global Communication. He is active on Twitter and Facebook and blogs regularly.