Omar Dumdum (“doom-doom”) is a Ph.D. candidate in Mass Communications, double-minoring in Political Science and Global Studies. His dissertation looks at transparency narratives used by the news media and international organizations (IOs) to form elite opinions and legitimize IOs. He is supervised by Prof. Michael Wagner.
Prior to doctoral studies, Omar was a consultant for the Asian Development Bank, lecturer for two universities in Manila (U of the Philippines-Diliman and De La Salle U-Manila) and held various positions in the Philippine government.
Within UW-Madison, he was a TA for International Studies 101, as well as project assistant for Prof. Kathryn McGarr, the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) and Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP). He is a current TA for the J-School.
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