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

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

Abstract: "This subtle and powerful ethnography examines African healing and its relationship to medical science. Stacey A. Langwick investigates the practices of healers in Tanzania who confront the most intractable illnesses in the region, including AIDS and malaria. She reveals how...Read more

4S 2018 Poster: iHub Research External Conditions

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

Pollock, Anne. 2013. “Enbrel and the Autoimmune Era.” The Atlantic, June 18, 2013.

AO: This article published in The Atlantic discusses how a pharmaceutical drug, Enbrel, illustrates how we are intimately connected to our drugs. Pills and injectable drugs are tangible objects that are external to us, but upon consumption, they transform us and even...Read more

4S 2018 Poster: Noémi Tousignant - 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

Bibliography for Annotated Set

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...Read more

Black Suns: An Astrophysics Adventure (2017).

Synopsis: " BLACK SUNS: AN ASTROPHYSICS ADVENTURE is a documentary about chasing eclipses and science dreams. It chronicles the lives of two globetrotting African American astrophysicists, Dr. Alphonse Sterling and Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, as they follow the two solar eclipses that...Read more

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