Patrick Owusu Ansah

Patrick Owusu Ansah

Patrick Owusu Ansah

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Climate Change Communication, Science Communication, Non-violent Civil Disobedience, Support for International Aid

Patrick Owusu Ansah is a Ph.D. Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Communication at George Mason University. Patrick’s research focuses on how to increase public support and engagement in nonviolent civil disobedience, improving public support for climate aid to developing countries, media coverage of climate change, and greenwashing by the fossil fuel industry. Patrick earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies, with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism, from Christian Service University, Ghana. Also, before joining George Mason University, Patrick received his master’s degree from Shanghai International Studies University’s School of Journalism and Communication in International Journalism, China, and a Diploma in Education from the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana.

Selected Publications

Ansah, P. O. (2022). COVID-19 dialogue on Facebook: Crisis communication relationship between Ghanaian authorities and citizens. Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research, 5(1), 57-86.

Ansah, P. O., Guo, K, & Zhu, L. (2021). China model: News frames and agenda setting in Chinese media during the Covid-19 global health crisis. China Media Research, 17(4), 1–24

Courses Taught

COMM 101: Fundamentals of Communication

Recent Presentations

Ansah, P. & Adade-Yeboah, A. (2021) Framing Analysis of GhanaWeb’s coverage of Deforestation in Ghana within the context of Sustainable Development. International Association for Media and Communication Research, July 11-15, 2021, Nairobi, Kenya

Ansah, P. & Guo, K. (2019) Comparing CGTN Africa and BBC Africa’s Coverage of Cyclone Idai in Africa: A Social Responsibility Standard and Geographical Proximity Approach. 5th International Conference on Advances in Education and Social Sciences, October 21-23, 2019- Istanbul, Turkey.