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 - ENGLISH

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

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: Noémi Tousignant - 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

Benton, Adia. 2017. “Ebola at a Distance: A Pathographic Account of Anthropology’s Relevance.” Anthropological Quarterly 90 (2): 495–524.

AO: This 2017 paper by Adia Benton she looks at the social production of “relevant” anthropological knowledge and its relationship to four forms of distance implicated in how anthropologists communicate relevance to each other and to others: physical, disciplinary, interpretive, and...Read more

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