TALKS & WORKSHOPS

2020

November

  • Working out the ‘dual sublime’: Gender in Sino-African tech entrepreneurial spaces. African Studies Association, [Virtual].

  • Mapping contemporary (re)imaginations of a global black diaspora. Michigan State University [Virtual] 

October

  • China, Africa, and the shifting worlds of tech labor. University of Pennsylvania [Virtual]

February

  • The hype and hope of African tech entrepreneurship. The World Bank, Washington, DC

2019

December 

  • 'Survival Innovation and the labors of tech entrepreneurship', Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany.

November 

  • 'Fostering historical research in CSCW', Workshop, CSCW, Austin, Texas 

  • 'Ethics & Equity in transnational tech', Bose & NSF Conference, Framingham, MA

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', ICA, Prague, Czech Republic

  • '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.

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