I’m Angela Hitomi Skye Crandall Okune.
I began my PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine in August 2015 and expect to finish by the end of 2021. I am originally from Honolulu, Hawaii where my parents still live. My extended family live in Japan, Taiwan, Lithuania and Arizona. I studied in Washington, DC for four cold years before moving to Nairobi, Kenya in 2010. I lived and worked in Nairobi (during which time I also met my spouse) for nearly five years before moving to Irvine, California to enroll in the PhD program. I am currently based in San Francisco, California with my family.
Read a journal article published in Catalyst here that details how I leveraged an open source ethnographic data sharing platform for my doctoral fieldwork. I use the affordances of the ethnographic data share platform to play with linked qualitative data in this thought piece here on Open Access in Africa. I co-authored a blog post reflecting on the changing expectations and opportunities for scholarly societies here, which is based on my ongoing service as a Council member of the Society for the Social Studies of Science.
Find the beginning of an archival collection about iHub Research here.
My doctoral dissertation will (eventually) be published here.
Find my orals documents from 2018 here.
Learn more here about Quotidian Data, a research institute I co-founded that focuses on advancing understanding of the socio-technical layers of knowledge production and stewardship especially related to data.