After my first class meetings for HIST 290 and ANTH 289 this week, I am looking forward to the opportunity that I think both classes will allow for - namely to further develop my own lines of research inquiry but with some facilitation, guidance, feedback and support from the faculty and peers in a class … Continue reading Update from the classroom
Reposting this call for those who might be interested... Call for application for an early career workshop on: "Participant Observation and Collaboration in STS Ethnography: Generating Methodographic Sensibilities for Science & Technology Studies" hosted by the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt University Berlin (Germany) in cooperation with the the ETHOS Lab of IT University … Continue reading CFA: Workshop on “Participant Observation and Collaboration in STS Ethnography” (April 2018)
Part of my rationale for starting this blog was--in addition to being a space for reflection--also as an additional accountability tool. As I mentioned in passing in my first blog post, I have decided to set up a "community advisory committee" in addition to the required academic advisory committee. I see this as an important … Continue reading Where My Head’s At: Research Update
Research Methods Workshop for Internet Policy & Advocacy in Africa Feb 26 - Mar 3, 2018 Kampala, Uganda Application Due: Nov 10, 2017 The Annenberg School for Communication’s Internet Policy Observatory has teamed up with the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), Research ICT Africa, Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet), … Continue reading Research Methods Workshop for Internet Policy & Advocacy in Africa – Due Nov 10
Tomorrow marks the first day of classes (although my classes don't technically start until next week since my classes are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays). I'm really looking forward to this quarter's classes because I think they will be directly relevant to the direction my project is taking. I'll be taking: Kris Peterson's "Theorizing Africa" (ANTH … Continue reading Entering Fall 2017
I'm reposting here a piece I wrote for The Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa (CIHA) Blog: A recent workshop held in South Africa convened two unlikely groups: San* groups in South Africa and sex workers in Nairobi. What do these two seemingly unrelated groups have in common? According to the workshop conveners, they have both experienced … Continue reading “Responsible Research”: Reducing Risk or Improving Well-being?
From time to time, I expect to reflect via this blog on the experience of being a mother and PhD student (which comes first..?). I found out I was going to be a (first-time) mother on a long 17 hour layover in the Singapore airport from Japan en route back to my home in Nairobi. … Continue reading Musings of a #PhDMama