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Race and the Geopolitics of Technology: Africa, China and the US

March 3, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:20pm
ONLINE-ONLY EVENT LIMITED TO STANFORD STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED WITH A

 Seyram Avle, is an Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, U Mass, Amherst. She  studies the situated practices and discourses of digital technology culture and innovation. This work focuses on how digital technologies are designed, produced, distributed, and used in various contexts across parts of Africa, China, and the United States. 

Professor  Avle will be in conversation with Dr. Toussaint Nothias  from the Stanford Digital Civil Society Lab.

Toussaint Nothias is the Associate Director of Research for the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford. He is a communication scholar whose research focuses on journalism, civil society, and digital technologies  across Africa. His current project explores Facebook's initiatives to increase digital connectivity across the African continent. He received the “Stuart Hall Award” from the IAMCR for his work on Twitter in Kenya and his work has been published in leading communication journals including the Journal of Communication; Media, Culture, Society; Journalism Studies; International Journal of Communication; and African Journalism Studies

Event Sponsor: 
Program in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences Program, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Bioengineering, Center for African Studies, African & African American Studies, Program in Human Biology, Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Science, Technology and Society
Contact Email: 
jwreid@stanford.edu