Full Bibliography: STS in Africa


Aimé, Segla Dafon, and Akpona Simon. 2018. “The Role of a Yoruba Traditional Leaf in a Fermented Food Technology (Nauclea Latifolia, Sarcocéphalus Latifolius): Shedding Light on African Accuracy of Implicit Knowledge and Technologies".” Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal 5 (2). https://doi.org/10.14738/assrj.52.4100.

Bernal, Victoria. 2014. Nation as Network: Diaspora, Cyberspace, and Citizenship. University of Chicago Press.

Bezuidenhout, Louise, Ann H. Kelly, Sabina Leonelli, and Brian Rappert. 2017. “‘$100 Is Not Much To You’: Open Science and Neglected Accessibilities for Scientific Research in Africa.” Critical Public Health 27 (1): 39–49. https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2016.1252832.

Bezuidenhout, Louise M., Sabina Leonelli, Ann H. Kelly, and Brian Rappert. 2017. “Beyond the Digital Divide: Towards a Situated Approach to Open Data.” Science and Public Policy 44 (4): 464–75. https://doi.org/10.1093/scipol/scw036.

Biruk, Crystal. 2012. “Seeing Like a Research Project: Producing ‘High-Quality Data’ in AIDS Research in Malawi.” Medical Anthropology 31 (4): 347–66. https://doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2011.631960.

———. 2014. “Ebola and Emergency Anthropology: The View from the ‘Global Health Slot’ | Somatosphere.” Somatosphere (blog). October 2014. http://somatosphere.net/2014/10/ebola-and-emergency-anthropology-the-view-from-the-global-health-slot.html.

———. 2016. “Studying up in Critical NGO Studies Today: Reflections on Critique and the Distribution of Interpretive Labour.” Critical African Studies 8 (3): 291–305. https://doi.org/10.1080/21681392.2016.1215929.

———. 2017. “Ethical Gifts?: An Analysis of Soap-for-Data Transactions in Malawian Survey Research Worlds: Ethical Gifts?” Medical Anthropology Quarterly 31 (3): 365–84. https://doi.org/10.1111/maq.12374.

———. 2018. Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World. Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography. Durham: Duke University Press.

Breckenridge, Keith. 2014. Biometric State: The Global Politics of Identification and Surveillance in South Africa, 1850 to the Present. New York: Cambridge University Press.

———. 2018a. “Hopeless Entanglement: The Short History of the Academic Humanities in South Africa 1.” In The Changing Face of Higher Education, 175–196. Routledge.

———. 2018b. “What Happened to the Theory of African Capitalism?” Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research. https://wiser.wits.ac.za/content/what-happened-theory-african-capitalism-13042.

Burrell, Jenna. 2009. “The Field Site as a Network: A Strategy for Locating Ethnographic Research.” Field Methods 21 (2): 181–99. https://doi.org/10.1177/1525822X08329699.

———. 2012. Invisible Users: Youth in the Internet Cafes of Urban Ghana. Acting with Technology. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Coban, Alev. 2018. “Making Hardware in Nairobi: Between Revolutionary Practices and Restricting Imaginations.” The Journal of Peer Production, no. 12 (July).

Crane, Johanna. 2010. “Adverse Events and Placebo Effects: African Scientists, HIV, and Ethics in the ‘Global Health Sciences.’” Social Studies of Science 40 (6): 843–70. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306312710371145.

Crane, Johanna Tayloe. 2013. Scrambling for Africa : AIDS, Expertise, and the Rise of American Global Health Science. Cornell University Press. http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=ba8ecf1c10908522f39e0712b010f6bd.

Csikszentmihalyi, Chris. 2017. “Social Tech Ecosystems in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Social Tech Ecosystems. 2017. https://www.ssa.m-iti.org/final-report/.

Foster, Laura A. 2016. “A Postapartheid Genome: Genetic Ancestry Testing and Belonging in South Africa.” Science, Technology, & Human Values 41 (6): 1015–36. https://doi.org/10.1177/0162243916658771.

———. 2017. Reinventing Hoodia: Peoples, Plants, and Patents in South Africa. Feminist Technosciences. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Gaillard, Jacques. 2003. “Tanzania: A Case of ‘Dependent Science.’” Science, Technology and Society 8 (2): 317–43. https://doi.org/10.1177/097172180300800208.

Geissler, P. W. 2011. “Studying Trial Communities: Anthropological and Historical Inquiries into Ethos, Politics and Economy of Medical Research in Africa.” In Evidence,Ethos and Experiment The Anthropology and History of Medical Research in Africa, edited by P. W. Geissler and C. Molyneux, 1–28. Oxford: Berghahn. http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/20889/.

———. 2013. “Public Secrets in Public Health: Knowing Not to Know While Making Scientific Knowledge.” American Ethnologist 40 (1): 13–34. https://doi.org/10.1111/amet.12002.

Geissler, P. Wenzel. 2011. “Parasite Lost: Remembering Modern Times with Kenyan Government Medical Scientists.” In Evidence, Ethos and Experiment: The Anthropology and History of Medical Research in Africa, edited by P. Wenzel Geissler and Catherine Molyneux. New York: Berghahn Books. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK184572/.

———. 2013. “STUCK IN RUINS, OR UP AND COMING? THE SHIFTING GEOGRAPHY OF URBAN PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH IN KISUMU, KENYA.” Africa 83 (04): 539–60. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0001972013000442.

Geissler, P. Wenzel, and Noémi Tousignant. 2016. “Capacity as History and Horizon: Infrastructure, Autonomy and Future in African Health Science and Care.” Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue Canadienne Des Études Africaines 50 (3): 349–59. https://doi.org/10.1080/00083968.2016.1267653.

Geissler, Paul Wenzel. 2012. “‘We Are Not Paid-They Just Give Us’: Liberalisation and the Longing for Biopolitical Discipline around an African HIV Prevention Trial.” In Rethinking Biomedicine and Governance in Africa: Contribution from Anthropology, 197–227. http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/611262/1/BUC2028_Geissler.pdf.

Geissler, Paul Wenzel, Guillaume Lachenal, John Manton, Noémi Tousignant, Evgenia Arbugaeva, and Mariele Neudecker. 2016. Traces of the Future an Archaeology of Medical Science in Africa. Bristol, UK: Intellect Ltd.

Geissler, Wenzel, ed. 2015. Para-States and Medical Science: Making African Global Health. Critical Global Health. Durham: Duke University Press.

Geissler, Wenzel, and Catherine Molyneux. 2011. Evidence, Ethos, and Experiment : The Anthropology and History of Medical Research in Africa. New York: Berghahn Books. http://www.oapen.org/record/478050.

Graboyes, Melissa, and Hannah Carr. 2016. “Institutional Memory, Institutional Capacity: Narratives of Failed Biomedical Encounters in East Africa.” Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue Canadienne Des Études Africaines 50 (3): 361–77. https://doi.org/10.1080/00083968.2016.1266678.

Green, Lesley J.F. 2012. “Beyond South Africa’s ‘Indigenous Knowledge – Science’ Wars.” South African Journal of Science 108 (7/8). https://doi.org/10.4102/sajs.v108i7/8.631.

Hecht, G. 2002. “Rupture-Talk in the Nuclear Age: Conjugating Colonial Power in Africa.” Social Studies of Science 32 (5–6): 691–727. https://doi.org/10.1177/030631270203200504.

Hecht, Gabrielle. 2012. Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade.

———. 2018. “Interscalar Vehicles for an African Anthropocene: On Waste, Temporality, and Violence.” Cultural Anthropology 33 (1): 109–41. https://doi.org/10.14506/ca33.1.05.

Holbrook, J. C. 2013. “How Odd Is Odd? Studying Astronomers.” Ancient Cosmologies and Modern Prophets. https://www.academia.edu/6187221/How_Odd_is_Odd_Studying_Astronomers_2013_.

Holbrook, Jarita C., Rodney Medupe, and Johnson O. Urama, eds. 2008. African Cultural Astronomy: Current Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy Research in Africa. Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings. Berlin? Springer.

Holbrook, Jarita, Hakeem Oluseyi, and Arletha Williams-Livingston. 2012. “Total Solar Eclipse Coverage in Africa: Boundary Maintenance and the Control of ‘Image’ within the African-American Scientific Community.” Critical Arts 26 (5): 762–87. https://doi.org/10.1080/02560046.2012.744731.

Hountondji, Paulin. 1990. “Scientific Dependence in Africa Today.” Research in African Literatures 21 (3): 5–15.

———. 2009. “Knowledge of Africa, Knowledge by Africans: Two Perspetives on African Studies.” RCCS Annual Review 1 (September).

Kelly, Ann H, and P Wenzel Geissler. 2011. “The Value of Transnational Medical Research.” Journal of Cultural Economy 4 (1): 3.

Lachenal, Guillaume, ed. 2014. Politiques de la nostalgie: surveillance et insécurité en Erythrée; les Soudans après l’indépendance. Politique africaine, 135.2014. Paris: Ed. Karthala.

———. 2017. The Lomidine Files: The Untold Story of a Medical Disaster in Colonial Africa. JHU Press.

Langwick, Stacey Ann. 2011. Bodies, Politics, and African Healing: The Matter of Maladies in Tanzania. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Leach, Melissa, Ian Scoones, and Brian Wynne, eds. 2005. Science and Citizens: Globalization and the Challenge of Engagement. Claiming Citizenship : Rights, Participation, and Accountability. London ; New York: Zed Books.

Livingston, Julie. 2012. Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic. Durham: Duke University Press.

Mavhunga, Clapperton Chakanetsa. 2014. Transient Workspaces: Technologies of Everyday Innovation in Zimbabwe. MIT Press.

———. , ed. 2017. What Do Science, Technology, and Innovation Mean from Africa? MIT Press.

———. 2018. The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Mkhwanazi, Nolwazi. 2016. “Medical Anthropology in Africa: The Trouble with a Single Story.” Medical Anthropology 35 (2): 193–202. https://doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2015.1100612.

Molyneux, Sassy, and P. Wenzel Geissler. 2008. “Ethics and the Ethnography of Medical Research in Africa.” Social Science & Medicine 67 (5): 685–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2008.02.023.

Mudimbe, V.Y. 1988. The Invention of Africa: Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge. African Systems of Thought. Indiana University Press. https://books.google.com/books?id=Pw3qPlg19yEC.

Narayanamurti, Venkatesh, and Toluwalogo Odumosu. 2016. Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

Okeke, Iruka N. 2011. Divining without Seeds: The Case for Strengthening Laboratory Medicine in Africa. Cornell University Press.

Okeke, Iruka N. 2016. “African Biomedical Scientists and the Promises of ‘Big Science.’” Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue Canadienne Des Études Africaines 50 (3): 455–78. https://doi.org/10.1080/00083968.2016.1266677.

Okonkwo, Holly. 2015. “New Source Code: Spelman Women Transforming the Grid of Science and Technology.” Ph.D., United States -- California: University of California, Riverside. https://search.proquest.com/docview/1727613546/abstract/D322F7943A240C8PQ/1.

Opeibi, Tunde. 2008. “Language, Politics and Democratic Governance in Nigeria: A Sociolinguistic Perspective.” In Issues in Political Discourse Analysis, edited by S Obeng. Vol. 2. New York: Nova Science Publishers. http://www.academia.edu/15552247/Language_Politics_and_Democratic_Governance_in_Nigeria_A_Sociolinguistic_Perspective._In_Obeng_S._ed_Issues_in_Political_Discourse_Analysis_Vol._2_Issue_2_2008._New_York_Nova_Science_Publishers_pp._207-226.

———. 2015. “New Media and the Transformation of Political Cultures in Nigeria: An Exploration of a Corpus-Based Discourse Approach.” Research in English and Applied Linguistics REAL Studies 9. http://www.academia.edu/15551934/New_Media_and_the_Transformation_of_Political_Cultures_in_Nigeria_An_exploration_of_a_corpus-based_discourse_approach.

Osseo-Asare, Abena Dove. 2014. Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa. University of Chicago Press.

Peterson, Kristin. 2014. Speculative Markets: Drug Circuits and Derivative Life in Nigeria. Experimental Futures : Technological Lives, Scientific Arts, Anthropological Voices. Durham ; London: Duke University Press.

Peterson, Kristin, and Morenike Folayan. 2017. “A Research Alliance: Tracking the Politics of HIV-Prevention Trials in Africa.” Medicine Anthropology Theory | An Open-Access Journal in the Anthropology of Health, Illness, and Medicine 4 (2): 18. https://doi.org/10.17157/mat.4.2.499.

Peterson, Kristin, Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Edward Chigwedere, and Evaristo Nthete. 2015. “Saying ‘No’ to PrEP Research in Malawi: What Constitutes ‘Failure’ in Offshored HIV Prevention Research?” Anthropology & Medicine 22 (3): 278–94. https://doi.org/10.1080/13648470.2015.1081377.

Pollock, Anne. 2014. “Places of Pharmaceutical Knowledge-Making: Global Health, Postcolonial Science, and Hope in South African Drug Discovery.” Social Studies of Science 44 (6): 848–73. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306312714543285.

Quayson, Ato. 2014. Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism. Durham: Duke University Press.

Rarieya, Marie, and Kim Fortun. 2010. “Food Security and Seasonal Climate Information: Kenyan Challenges.” Sustainability Science 5 (1): 99–114. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-009-0099-8.

Schumaker, Lyn. 2001. Africanizing Anthropology: Fieldwork, Networks, and the Making of Cultural Knowledge in Central Africa. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Segla, Aimé. 2016. “Viewing Formal Mathematics from Yoruba Conception of the Sky.” Journal of Astronomy in Culture 1 (1). https://escholarship.org/uc/item/4sk1p169.

Subrahmanian, Eswaran, Toluwalogo Odumosu, and Jeffry Tsao, eds. 2018. Engineering a Better Future: Interplay between Engineering, Social Sciences and Innovation. 1st ed. 2018 edition. New York, NY: Springer.

Tichenor, Marlee. 2017. “Data Performativity, Performing Health Work: Malaria and Labor in Senegal.” Medical Anthropology 36 (5): 436–48. https://doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2017.1316722.

Tilley, Helen. 2010. “Global Histories, Vernacular Science, and African Genealogies; or, Is the History of Science Ready for the World?” Isis 101 (1): 110–19. https://doi.org/10.1086/652692.

———. 2011. Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Tousignant, Noemi. 2013. “Broken Tempos: Of Means and Memory in a Senegalese University Laboratory.” Social Studies of Science 43 (5): 729–53. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306312713482187.

Tousignant, Noémi. 2018. Edges of Exposure: Toxicology and the Problem of Capacity in Postcolonial Senegal. Experimental Futures. Durham: Duke University Press.

Twagira, Laura Ann. 2014. “‘Robot Farmers’ and Cosmopolitan Workers: Technological Masculinity and Agricultural Development in the French Soudan (Mali), 1945-68: Technological Masculinity and Agricultural Development in the French Soudan.” Gender & History 26 (3): 459–77. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0424.12084.

Verran, Helen. 2010. Science and an African Logic. 5. Nachdr. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press.

Von Schnitzler, Antina. 2013. “TRAVELING TECHNOLOGIES: Infrastructure, Ethical Regimes, and the Materiality of Politics in South Africa: TRAVELING TECHNOLOGIES.” Cultural Anthropology 28 (4): 670–93. https://doi.org/10.1111/cuan.12032.


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AO: This artifact is a full bibliography of all works that are included in the PhD orals essay (and sub-essays) on "Querying Science and Technology Studies in Africa" and "STS in Africa" exhibit.



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Angela Okune, "Full Bibliography: STS in Africa", contributed by Angela Okune, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 17 August 2018, accessed 23 March 2023. https://stsinfrastructures.org/content/full-bibliography-sts-africa