Welcome

ABOUT ME

Angela Okune studies and works on scholarly research infrastructures including open data, equity in open science, and open access publishing.

I care about how we might work and collaborate in ways that are experienced as less “extroverted” for Western audiences–using Paulin Hountondji’s sense of the term–and more intentionally design research and programming to be regenerative in and for communities. I currently work with at Code for Science and Society to invest in scientists building local data capacities and infrastructures.

Find my academic CV here or my shorter resume here.

Recent Publications

  • Find a list of my recent publications here.
  • My doctoral dissertation is currently published open access as a PDF on the University of California digital repository here but will also (eventually) be published in a more interactive format here.
  • 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.

My Projects

I serve on the Society for the Social Studies of Science Council, Design Committee for the Platform for Experimental and Collaborative Ethnography, and editorial team behind the Open Access journal Engaging Science, Technology, and Society.

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.

I founded and run the Research Data Share platform. Explore the open data portal that includes data from my fieldwork here and context about why I set it up here.

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