STS in Africa

Twagira, Laura Ann. 2015. “Interrogating the ‘Machine’ and Women’s Things.” Technology’s Stories, September.

AO: This 2015 blog post by Laura Ann Twagira looks at the role of Western machines in Malian society and their meanings for women and touches on questions about how gender and technology are studied, women as users of technology, and their role in designing technological systems.Read more

4S 2018 Poster: Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou - FRANCAIS

This poster series was created as part of STS IN "AFRICA" IN FORMATION, an STS Across Borders gallery collection at the 4S 2018 annual meeting in Sydney, Australia. All posters in the STS in Africa poster series can be found ...Read more

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

AO: In this 2018 paper by Alev Coban, she finds that despite the seemingly radical potential of technology "making" in the global South to shift global asymmetries of power, postcolonial power asymmetries persist in relations between Western investors and start-ups/makers, structured by a tech-...Read more

Chaudhury. 2018

This essay about STS Africa 2018 (Pre-4S 2018 Workshop) Event answers the analytic: What events have marked the development of this STS formation?Read more

Rhoda Omenya on iHub Research origins

What do you think was unique about the type of work that iHub Research conducted?

The tech scene in Kenya came to life I believe from 2010 when techies in Kenya had a space to come together and do great stuff as opposed to working as lone wolves (cue the 'alone I go faster,...Read more

Wahome, Michel, and Ellis Rubinstein. 2011. “Malaysia Collaborates with the New York Academy of Sciences to Develop an Innovation-Based Economy.” The Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences : MJMS 18 (3): 1–3.

Abstract: "If Malaysia is to become a high-income country by 2020, it will have to transform into a knowledge-based, innovation economy. This goal will be achieved by developing an atmosphere conducive to experimentation and entrepreneurship at home; while reaching out to partners across the...Read more

Holbrook, J. C. 2013. “How Odd Is Odd? Studying Astronomers.” Ancient Cosmologies and Modern Prophets. Accessed August 8, 2018.

AO: This 2013 article highlights Jarita Holbrook's various research projects since 2006 which have focused on astronomers in the United States and South Africa. I am particularly interested in this as she describes her data practices and reflects on the processes involved in data collection for...Read more

4S 2018 Poster: iHub Research Education

This poster series was created as part of  IHUB RESEARCH (2011 - 2017): A CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY ACTION RESEARCH GROUP WITHIN NAIROBI'S FLAGSHIP TECH INNOVATION HUB, an STS Across Borders gallery collection at the 4S 2018 annual meeting in Sydney, Australia. All posters...Read more

Auerbach, Jess. 2017. “What a New University in Africa Is Doing to Decolonise Social Sciences.” The Conversation (blog). May 2017.

AO: This blog post by Jess Auerbach lays out seven commitments being undertaken by the newly formed African Leadership University to help meet their goal of a decolonial social science curriculum, which they hope will shift educational discourse in a more equitable and...Read more

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