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
A key part of the PhD journey is figuring out who you want to walk along with you to guide and support your growth as a thinker, especially when times get tough, (but also people who will question you when you think everything is going fine!). In other words, choosing your advisors is a key … Continue reading Milestone – Chair of Orals Committee Accepted!
I'm starting this post to hold myself accountable to myself, my community advisory board in Nairobi, those with whom I plan to conduct my research project, my academic advisory board in Irvine, my family and curious onlookers to this whole research process.