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Dr. Winyi Solomon | Social Media Regulation | Best Researcher Award

Coordinator Graduate Programs, Makerere University, Uganda

📚 Winyi Solomon, Ph.D., is a Ugandan political scientist specializing in social media and youth political participation. He is a Lecturer and Coordinator of Graduate Programs in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Makerere University. With extensive teaching, research, and administrative experience, Dr. Solomon is actively involved in shaping the academic and political landscape in Uganda.



Education 🎓

Winyi Solomon holds a Ph.D. in Political Science (2024) with a focus on social media platforms and youth political participation in Uganda. He earned an MA in International Studies (Area Studies) from the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University, South Korea (2014), and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, majoring in International Relations and Political Science, from Makerere University (2010). His early education includes the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education from Namirembe Hillside High School (2005) and the Uganda Certificate of Education from Uganda Martyrs SS Namugongo (2003).

Experience 💼

Dr. Solomon has been a faculty member at Makerere University since 2015, initially serving as an Assistant Lecturer and later becoming a Lecturer and Coordinator of Graduate Programs. His responsibilities include teaching, examining, and supervising undergraduate and graduate students, as well as coordinating exams and assessments. He has also served as a Peer Educator and Researcher at the Patriotism Secretariat, Office of the President (2010-2015). Additionally, he lectures at the Uganda Military Academy Kabamba and the Senior Staff and Command College, Kimaka.

Research Interests 🔬

Dr. Solomon’s research interests focus on the impact of social media on student politics and political participation in Uganda. He explores themes of social media regulation, youth engagement in politics, and the interplay between digital platforms and democratic processes.

Awards 🏆

Dr. Solomon has been recognized for his contributions to political science and education. His work in social media and politics has been published in reputable journals, highlighting his expertise in the field.

Publications 📖

Solomon, W. (Year). Social Media Use and Student Politics in Ugandan Universities. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences.

Solomon, W. (Year). Social Media Regulation in Uganda: The Dilemma of Laxity and Conformity to International Norms. Journal of Contemporary African Studies.

Winyi Solomon | Social Media Regulation | Best Researcher Award

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