--Reposting from a friend-- To support research projects on Organizations, Institutions and Social Change and the Knowledge Initiative on Organizations and Society (KIOS) under the direction of Prof. Johanna Mair, the Hertie School is recruiting a Post-Doctoral candidate with expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods and broad interests in organizations and their role in … Continue reading Post-doc opportunity (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin)
On a lighter note, wanted to post links to techie things that I've learned about from friends in Nairobi. I am not receiving any advertising money from these orgs nor do they probably even know I exist but sharing because I thought these might be life changers for some of you ... My friend and … Continue reading Tech tools
I was recently invited to write a post for the LSE Citing Africa podcast/blog series and am reposting below the final version of the post that originally appeared here. I want to also point your attention to the fast approaching deadline for ASAA call for individual papers and panels (closes on May 30th and June 15th, respectively)! As … Continue reading Decolonizing scholarly data and publishing infrastructures
During an interview this past week, the interviewee mentioned that she has read this blog in its entirety. I apologized for not updating it recently. I had thought (and mentioned) that I would be sharing more regular updates from "the field". I know some student start blogs to "report back" (to their family and friends?) … Continue reading Why haven’t I updated more often “from the field” ?
Richmond, CA -- The standard opening of an ethnography begins with the "arrival scene" of the researcher to foreign host country. As those who have been following my blog know, part of why I have been blogging (albeit sporadically) has been to foreground my own research training and process and to complicate the idea of … Continue reading Research Update – 3 Dec 2018
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
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