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TALKS & WORKSHOPS

2019

October

  • 'Designing the south: Emerging accounts of technology, entrepreneurship, and collaboration between Africa and China, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. 

May

  • 'IoT as imaginative crossroads: Ghanaian makers and the politics of technology progress, ICA, Washington DC

  • 'Equals on an uneven playing field: Unpacking small scale Sino-African tech entrepreneurial collaborations'. Lingnan University, Hong Kong

April 

  • 'Reorienting Tech Transfer: Learning, Exchange, and Collaboration between African and Chinese Tech Entrepreneurs', CARI-SAIS, Washington DC

February

  • 'Contestations of entrepreneurial labor between Ghana and China', GIDEST (The New School), NYC. 

2018

December 

  • 'Anything is possible': Technology in the China-Africa relationship, ASA, Atlanta. 

 

November

  • 'Tinkering with Governance: Technopolitics and the economization of citizenship' (with Silvia Lindtner), CSCW, Jersey City.

 

July

  • 'Survivability & (re)defining innovation through transnational technology production', National University of Singapore, Singapore. 

May

  • Making tech-entrepreneurial connections: Ghana-China Workshop, Impact Hub Accra, Ghana

  • A public conversation on design critique with Anders Fagejord (U of Oslo) and Silvia Lindtner (U of Michigan) at ICA pre-conference 'Design as object, design as method'

  • 'Identity, Labor, and the Work of Producing Digital Technologies ‘From the Periphery’, ICA, Prague, Czech Republic

  • 'Futurity and designing digital technologies ‘The African Way’'. ICA, Prague, Czech Republic

 

April

  • China-Africa Relations: Making in Shenzhen and trading in Guangzhou, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

2017

October

  • ''Innovating to survive': African tech entrepreneurs and the global discourse of technology production'. University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School, Philadelphia, USA.

 

September

  • 'The intersecting logics of mobile phones and radio distribution in Ghana, Neoliberal Fever Workshop, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

August

  • 'Experiencing innovation'. 4S. Boston, USA. 

 

May

  • 'Challenges to FOI: The view from Africa'. ICA. San Diego, USA. 

  • 'FM radio via mobile phones: Rethinking the logics of radio distribution in Ghana'. ICA. San Diego, USA. 

  • 'How methods make designers'. CHI. Denver, USA. 

2016

December

  • Digital technologies in and from the global south. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA.

September

  • 'Made in Africa: Making, doing, and the labor of future‐making’. 4S /EASST. Barcelona, Spain. 

August

  • 'Effective online research for journalists'. Journashop 4, iJourno Africa. Accra, Ghana.

July

  • 'Technology discourse in contemporary Africa'. Technology Studies in Africa Workshop, Durban, South Africa. 

May

  • 'Design(ing) "here" and "there": Tech Entrepreneurs, Global Markets, and Reflexivity in Design Processes.' CHI. San Jose, USA.

March

  • 'Tech entrepreneurship in Africa: Views from Accra & Nairobi'. xHub barcamp: Building the Addis tech vision, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

2015

October

  • 'Tech production culture and industry logics in Ghana'. Michigan State & University of Michigan ICTD mini-symposium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

July

  • ‘Whose freedom? Which information?: Discourses on Freedom on Information’ IAMCR. Montreal, Canada. 

 

May 

  • ‘Networked radio: The role of social media interactivity in radio broadcasts in Ghana.’ ICA. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

 

February

  • Media, Technology, and the global technoclass: Case studies from Ghana. UMBC, Maryland, USA.

 

2014

May

  • 'Chasing ‘the good life’: Mobile industry logics in developing countries’. ICA Mobile Pre-Conference. Seattle, USA. 

 

December

  • Media, Technology, and the global technoclass: Case studies from Ghana. University of Miami, Ohio, USA.

 

2013

June

  • ‘A global south perspective on new regulatory initiatives and challenges: Ghana’s Data Protection Act of 2012’. IAMCR. Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. 

  • CSR positioning in Ghana’. ICA CSR Pre-Conference. Cass Business School, London, England. 

2012

February

  • ‘Entrepreneurship as infrastructure: A contemporary look at Africa’s communication technology industry’ Beyond Normative Approaches: Everyday Media Culture in Africa – University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. 

 

2011

July

  • ‘The transnational dimensions of entrepreneurship and communication technologies in a globalized Africa’. IAMCR. Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey. 

January

  • ‘Global flows and new media in West Africa: A case study’. Workshop on Media Appropriations and Mediascapes in Sub-Saharan Africa – Point Sud Research Center, Bamako, Mali. 

 

2010

July

  • ‘Global flows, media and developing democracies: The Ghanaian case’. IAMCR. University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. 

 

2009

July

  • '“And to our listeners in London and New York”: online radio production and the globalization of local broadcast in Ghana’. The Radio Conference. York University, Toronto, Canada.