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