Seyram Avle is a Research Fellow at the University of Michigan's School of Information. In 2018, she will begin as an Assistant Professor in the Communication Department of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research critically examines the situated practices and discourses of digital technologies/media in and from the global south. Her stated goal is to provide empirically rigorous and theoretically robust explanations for the ways that digital technologies are being designed and used around the world. To accomplish this, she studies 1) technology entrepreneurship and production 2) the interfacing of digital media and traditional media in parts of Africa and China.
This PECE essay helps to answer the STS Across Borders analytic question: “What people, projects, and products exemplify how this STS formation has developed over time?”
This essay highlights prominant and upcoming individuals working on critical science and technology issues in Africa and is part of a broader exhibit on "STS in Africa."