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Seyram Avle [/ˈsɛi.rɑːm /ˈɑːv.lɛ] is Associate Professor of Global Digital Media in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

 

Her research, funded by various institutions including the National Science Foundation (US), focuses on digital technology cultures and innovation across parts of Africa, China, and the United States. This work primarily takes a critical approach towards understanding how digital technologies are made and used, as well as their implications for issues of labor, identity, and futures. 

Dr. Avle is a founding member of the Global Technology for Social Justice Lab (GloTech) and its inaugural community lead. She also serves as a board member at the Afro-Sino Center for International Relations and is a fellow at the International Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Ghana.

                                             

Email: dr.avle [at] seyramavle [dot] com

*On sabbatical 2024-25

Some Media Mentions:

Do white founders in Africa have an easier time getting capital? (Quartz Africa) 

Huawei rides security concerns  (African Business Magazine) 

Inside Shenzhen's race to outdo Silicon Valley (MIT Tech Review)

The rise of Chinese tech in Africa (The China-Africa Project)

Rethinking innovation (Citi Trends) 

Recordings:

Youth & closing the innovation gap | Africa & Covid-19 

MSU Eye on Africa: Mapping contemporary (re)imaginations of a global Black diaspora

 

Harvard University Center for African Studies: Designing the south

SAIS-CARI: Reorienting tech transfer

Distribution Matters: Radio via mobiles in Ghana 

 

CHI 2016 talk: Design(ing) here and there

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