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Endalkachew Chala
echala01@hamline.edu

Endalkachew Chala

Assistant Professor - Communications

Contact Info

Endalkachew Chala
echala01@hamline.edu

Biography

 Dr. Endalk Chala is an assistant professor of Communication Studies who has written on the intersection of technology, international communication and storytelling. His early scholarly work includes Play Station Video Games amongst Ethiopian Children: Digital Playing: An Investigation into Popularity of Play Station Video Games amongst Ethiopian Children in Addis Ababa. In addition to his research about digital media, Dr. Chala is a scholar who specializes in non-profit public relations and the way social movements framed in media. While his geographical area of expertise is Horn of Africa with primary focus on Ethiopia, he also looks at, weaves in, and analyzes political, technological and economic connections highlighting the longstanding connection of Ethiopia to other countries in Africa as well as to Ethiopian diaspora.

In addition to his scholarly engagement Dr. Chala is a journalist and news worker who has published news stories in editorial positions with Global Voices, a worldwide online media project. His articles have also appeared on publications such as the Guardian. Dr. Chala is the co-founder of Zone 9 blogging collective, a grassroot activist group from Ethiopia who run a blog in Amharic.

Education
PhD, University of Oregon, 2018
MA, Addis Ababa University, 2008
B Ed, Debub University, 2005

Teaching Style

Dr. Chala’s teaching philosophy is based on three simple principles: inspiring curiosity; facilitating learning; and helping students to reflect on their learning. Driven by these principles he has helped his students retain content; develop skills and apply these two to solve real life problems.