Netsanet Debebe

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Netsanet Yilma Debebe is a PhD candidate and Graduate Teaching Fellow in Media Studies at the University of Oregon. He was born in Abomsa, Ethiopia, and holds a BA degree (2005) and MA degree (2007) from Addis Ababa University. Netsanet is also a PhD student at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa University. He has taught at the University of Oregon and Addis Ababa University. Before coming to Eugene, Netsanet has been the Head of the Communications office of Addis Ababa University where he was responsible for planning and oversight of university communications and partnerships. He has also been Acting Director of the Office of the President of Addis Ababa University. Netsanet has been a consultant for numerous international organizations. He had travels in Africa, Europe and the United States before he came to the University of Oregon.

Netsanet loves to play Chess and go on hiking.  

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PhD, University of Oregon, expected Spring 2019   

PhD student, Institute for Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa University, 2012 -
MA, Journalism and Communications, Addis Ababa University, 2007
BA, Foreign Languages and Literature, Addis Ababa University, 2005


  • Advertising, consumer psychology/behavior
  • Brands
  • Strategic Communications, Marketing communications
  • Media effects
  • Cross-cultural communications

Honors and Awards

Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Oregon
Promising Scholar Award, University of Oregon
Columbia Scholarship Award, University of Oregon


Media and Society

International Communication