Film-Video and Media Studies, Student-PHD
Wunpini Fatimata Mohammed
Wunpini Fatimata Mohammed received her bachelor's degree in English and Spanish from the University of Ghana where she won a scholarship to study Spanish for a year in Cuba. She completed her master’s in Michigan Technological University’s Rhetoric and Technical Communication program. Her research focused on the representation of Ghanaian women in the mass media and how the media’s articulation of the narrative impacts the Ghanaian populace’s perception of women as agentive subjects.
During her Ph.D. at Penn State, she plans on working in the areas of visual media, new media and the representation of gender, race and class in the media. She volunteers as a social media liaison for various non-profits in her birth city, Tamale, in Ghana’s Northern Region. At her leisure, she reads African literature, dabbles in creative writing and binge watches TV shows.