Race and the Geopolitics of Technology: Africa, China and the US
ONLINE-ONLY EVENT LIMITED TO STANFORD STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED WITH A STANFORD EMAIL ADDRESS.
Seyram Avle, is Assistant Professor of Global Digital Media in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Fellow at Harvard University's Center for African Studies (Africa/Asia Initiative). Her research focuses on digital technology cultures and innovation across parts of Africa, China, and the United States. This work primarily takes a critical approach towards understanding how digital technologies are made and used, as well as their implications for issues of labor, identity, and futures. Dr. Avle’s research is interdisciplinary and has been published in venues across Communication Studies, Human-Computer Interaction, and Science & Technology Studies. She received her PhD from the University of Michigan and her work has been funded by various institutions, including the National Science Foundation.
Professor Avle will be in conversation with Dr. Toussaint Nothias from the Stanford Digital Civil Society Lab.
Toussaint Nothias is the Associate Director of Research for the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford. He is a communication scholar whose research focuses on journalism, civil society, and digital technologies across Africa. His current project explores Facebook's initiatives to increase digital connectivity across the African continent. He received the “Stuart Hall Award” from the IAMCR for his work on Twitter in Kenya and his work has been published in leading communication journals including the Journal of Communication; Media, Culture, Society; Journalism Studies; International Journal of Communication; and African Journalism Studies
Lecture Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Lecture Time: 4:00-5:20pm PST - This is an online-only course. This event is LIMITED to Stanford students, faculty, and staff.
This is an event in the series of speakers for STS 51, a weekly lecture series exploring the intersections of race, racism, and scientific practice