|Filmmaker and leading scholar on African films, specializing on issues related to gender.|
Dominica Dipio is a filmmaker and film scholar. She is Senior Lecturer and Head of Literature Department at Makerere University and has a Ph.D. in film criticism from the Gregorian University, Rome. She coordinates collaborative Uganda Folklore research funded by the Norwegian Programme for Research and Education (NUFU), (2007–2011) that involves the training of graduate students; and she has co-authored two books, Performing Community (2008) and Performing Change (2009), out of this project. She has published several articles on gender, film and folklore. Gender and Religion in Nigerian Popular Films (2009), Faces of Masculinity in African Cinema (2010), A Historical Overview of Ugandan “Film Industry" (2010) and Gender Positioning and Roles in Madi Folktales (2008) are among her recent publications.