Zamzam A. Jama
(Fall 2014 Cohort)
M.A., Texas State University
Specialization: Health communication, intercultural communication, auto-ethnography
For the past few years I have been serving as a Communication Instructor for Prairie View A&M University, a nationally recognized Historical Black University in Texas. I taught courses in Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Communication and Conflict Management, Argumentation and Debate, and Fundamentals of Speech Communication. It was during my time there that I realized that I wanted to pursue a post-graduate degree.
Regarding my background, I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. I then received a second Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies at Texas State University. I fell in love with their program and under the mentorship of Dr. Steven Beebe, I stayed to later earn my Master of Arts in Organizational Communication.
My desire and research focus has been to better understand and contribute to auto-ethnographies, feminist critiques, and intercultural/international frameworks in studying the complexities and realities of global health regimes. Particularly health programs focused on women and children in Africa and in American Diasporic Communities.
Finally, when I’m not conducting research or teaching, you can often catch me assisting the Forensic Speech and Debate Program or actively participating in intercultural organizations on campus. Should I mention that I have a quirky sense of humor (probably not, right? Insert Awkward Emoji here).