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Name

Dr. Edisua Merab Yta

Department

Theatre and Media Studies

Designation

Lecturer I

Email

[email protected]


About Dr. Edisua Merab Yta

Dr. Edisua Merab Yta is a pastor, storyteller, actor, scriptwriter, lecturer, children's theatre expert, Development Activist, and Consultant. She was a Journalist with the News Agency of Nigeria (1985-1986) before joining the defunct University of Cross River State as a Research Assistant in the Centre for Cultural Studies from 1986-1988. She joined the Department of Theatre Arts, the University of Calabar in 1988 as a Graduate Assistant and was promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer in 2015. Dr. Yta holds B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Theatre-in-Education and Development. Additionally, she is a holder of a Diploma Certificate in Theology and Church Management from Azusa World Institute, U.S.A. Dr. Yta specializes in Creative Drama, Drama-in-Education, and Theatre for Development. She is versatile and teaches in many other areas of theatre including dramaturgy, dance, directing, costume and make-up, playwriting, puppetry, and mime. She also teaches courses in tourism studies. She is passionate about working for the voiceless in communities, she is concerned about bridging gaps of inequalities between women and men, and passionate about gender issues. She has worked with many international partners including UNDP, UNAIDS, UNFPA, US Consulate, World Bank, C-Change Echews, etc. She has published a number of books including Because I am a Woman, Tales of Three Women, Drama with and for Children, Six Plays for the Beginning Director, and The ABC of Dance Arts. She has published many articles in local and foreign peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Yta has attended many conferences, seminars, workshops, and symposia where she presented papers and made useful contributions. She is a member of many professional associations including the Actors Guild of Nigeria and Nigerian Popular Theatre Alliance.


S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
FSLCDuke Town Primary School, Calabar19711974
WAECFederal Government College, Jos19761981
BA Theatre and Media StudiesUniversity of Calabar19811885
MA Theatre and Media studiesUniversity of Calabar 19901992
(Ph.D) Theatre and Media studiesUniversity of Calabar 20132017

S/N Publication
Yta Edisua. Adjudication and Band of the year Award: A case Study of the Masta Blasta Carnival Band in JOTHAMS 3:1 (2018): 287-299
Yta Edisua. Drama-in-Education and Domestic Violence in Ikot Ansa in Calabar. Journal of Liberal Studies. 20.9 (2018):216-240
Yta Edisua. Using Identification in Entertainment Education Drama Serials to promote Women’s Rights in Cross River and Akwa Ibom. LWATI: A journal of contemporaries Research 15.2. (2018):239-256
Yta Edisua. Thematic Narratives through Costumes in Carnival Calabar. Ndunode Faculty of Arts. 12.1(2017):389-400.
Yta Edisua. Changing meanings in patterns of Efik women’s Hairstyles. JOTHAMS Journal of Theatre and Media Studies 1.2 (2016):192-207
Yta, Edisua Merab. “An Appraisal of DreamBoat’s TV serial, Because I am a Woman”. Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology 4.1(2015): 9-16
Yta, Edisua Merab. “Changing trends in DreamBoat Children’s Theatre, Calabar Nigeria”. Indian Journal of Applied Research.5.8(2015): 582-586
Yta, Edisua Merab. “The Arts Teacher Enriching Pedagogy through Arts based instruction”. JOTAMS: A Journal of Theatre and Media Studies 1.1(2015):111-117
Yta, Edisua Merab and Bassey Osunsanya. “Imaginative story writing as effective tool in the acquisition and use of English Language skills among school children in CRS Nigeria” International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science. 2.9 (2014): 149-155.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Regional Consultation on Government of AIDS Response, Accra, Ghana -25th -27th June, 20072007-06-252007-06-27
Regional Consultation on Government of AIDS Response, Accra, Ghana -25th -27th June, 20072007-06-252007-06-27
Regional Consultation on Government of AIDS Response, Accra, Ghana -25th -27th June, 20072007-06-252007-06-27
2nd International Conference on National Capacity Building Strategy for sustainable development and poverty alleviation 26th-28th May 2015 American University in Emirates – Umoh Nsima, Offiong Raphael, Yta Edisua, Ekpe Itita and Enya Edor(393-397)Paper Title: “Assessment of income poverty among farmers in Akwa Ibom”2015-05-262015-05-28
2nd International Conference on National Capacity Building Strategy for sustainable development and poverty alleviation 26th-28th May 2015 American University in Emirates – Umoh Nsima, Offiong Raphael, Yta Edisua, Ekpe Itita and Enya Edor(393-397)Paper Title: “Assessment of income poverty among farmers in Akwa Ibom”2015-05-262015-05-28
2nd International Conference on National Capacity Building Strategy for sustainable development and poverty alleviation 26th-28th May 2015 American University in Emirates – Umoh Nsima, Offiong Raphael, Yta Edisua, Ekpe Itita and Enya Edor(393-397)Paper Title: “Assessment of income poverty among farmers in Akwa Ibom”2015-05-262015-05-28