Research Relations: An Ethnography of Qualitative Data Sharing in Nairobi

Last week, one day after returning from a whirlwind trip to the 2018 Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) conference in Sydney, I submitted the outputs that have been the bane of my existence for the last one year. That might be a bit melodramatic but as per the UCI Anthro research timeline, the … Continue reading Research Relations: An Ethnography of Qualitative Data Sharing in Nairobi

ResearchGate and Academia.edu: The Alternatives to Paywalls that Really Aren’t Alternatives

By: Angela Okune I am writing this blog post to address an issue that I believe most of my colleagues are unaware of. Many academic colleagues--well-intentioned and desiring to do the right thing—(myself included!) have had an Academia.edu and/or ResearchGate accounts in an attempt to make scholarly work more accessible to those outside of the … Continue reading ResearchGate and Academia.edu: The Alternatives to Paywalls that Really Aren’t Alternatives

PhD Mama Collective Calls for an End to Family Separation and Family Detention

As scholars, mothers, and human beings, we forcefully reject the Trump administration’s recently enacted policy of separating children from their parents as part of their “zero-tolerance policy,” and we condemn in equal measure the recent modification of this policy to permit the indefinite detention of families, including children. Every minute that the several thousands children … Continue reading PhD Mama Collective Calls for an End to Family Separation and Family Detention

Reflections from the African Studies Association (ASA) 2017

I was very excited to attend the African Studies Association (ASA) in Chicago from Nov. 16 – 18 in part because I recently attended the African Studies Association in Africa (ASAA) in Accra in October 2017. I was keen to observe the differences and possible similarities. Right off the bat, the first thing I noticed … Continue reading Reflections from the African Studies Association (ASA) 2017

Shifting Norms of Professionalization in a Nairobi Technology Start-Up Community

I've been a bit behind in updating the blog with some observations from the African Studies Association (ASA) conference that I just attended earlier this month (Nov. 16 - 18). I'm working on a separate post on the conference and will upload shortly... But in the time being, I'd like to share the paper that … Continue reading Shifting Norms of Professionalization in a Nairobi Technology Start-Up Community

Revised HIST290 Reading [more focused!]

While I have been reading quite broadly (as is quite common I think for the orals literatures development process) and generally following this list (though definitely not as closely as I had hoped!), for purposes of completing this quarter with a tangible output, I've decided to narrow in on a particular topic that will enable … Continue reading Revised HIST290 Reading [more focused!]