Gado Alzouma

Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence



Professor of Anthropology


American University of Nigeria


Mailing Address

School of Arts and Sciences
American University of Nigeria
Lamido Zubairu way, Yola Bypass
PMB 2250, Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria

Countries of Specialization



Ph.D Anthropology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Research Interests

Social use of Mobile phone in Africa
Internet use in Africa
Information and communication technologies for development in Africa
Sciences, Technologies, Societies

Teaching Interests

STS (Sciences, Technologies, Societies)
ICT and Society in Africa


Selected list of publications

Alzouma, G. 2014. Faire de nécessité vertu : inégalités sociales et modes d’appropriation « innovants » du téléphone mobile en Afrique, Revue française des sciences de l'information et de la communication [Online], 4 | 2014, URL :

Alzouma, G. 2013. Identité politique et démocratie: les trois dimensions de l’ethnonationalisme touareg au Niger et au Mali, In Marisa Fois and Alessandro Pes (eds.), Politics and Minorities in Africa. Roma : Aracne, pp. 47-70.

Alzouma, G. 2012. Dimensions of the Mobile Divide in Niger, In Glen Muschert and Massimo Ragnedda (eds.), The Digital Divide: The Internet and social inequality in international perspective. New York: Routledge, pp.314-326.

Alzouma, G. 2012. Technologies éducatives et Développement : une brève histoire de la télévision scolaire au Niger. TIC et Société 5(2-3).

Alzouma, G. 2010. Media, Technology and Democracy in Niger: What did the Advent of ICts Change? In Kehbuma Langmia and Cosmas Nwokeafor (eds.), Media and Technology in Emerging African Democracies. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, pp. 23-42.

Alzouma, G. 2009. The State and the Rebel: Online Nationalisms in Niger. Journal of Contemporary African Studies 27(4): 483-500.

Alzouma, G. 2008. Téléphone mobile, Internet et développement: l'Afrique dans la société de information? TIC et Société 2(2).

Alzouma, G. 2008. Everyday Use of Mobile Phones in Niger. Africa Media Review 16(2): 49-69.

Alzouma, G. 2005. Myths of Digital Technologies in Africa: Leapfrogging Development? Global Media and Communication 1(3): 339-356.


ICT; ICT4D; M4D; Africa; Mobile phone; Internet; Globalization; Identities.