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Academic Papers

J = journal article, C= conference proceedings (refereed), B= book chapter


Soden, R., Ribes, D., Avle, S., Fox, S., Sengers, P., Paudel, S. and Marathe, M. (2023). Historicism in/as CSCW Method: Research, Sensibilities, and Design. In CSCW ’23: ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, October 2023. [C10]

Ribes, D., Soden, R., Avle, S., Fox, S. E., & Sengers, P. (2023). What is History ‘for' in CSCW Research?. In Companion Publication of the 2023 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 398-400). [C9]

Avle, S. (2022). Hardware and data in the platform era: Chinese smartphones in Africa. Media, Culture & 

Society, 44(8) 1473–1489. [J9]

Nikoi, N. & Avle S. (2022). In between hogging and passing the mic: Or, the unintended consequences of networked radio in Ghana. Bandung Journal of the Global South. [J8]

Kuo, R., Chen, Y., Lin, C., Avle, S. (2022). Triangulating race, capital, and technology. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI ’22 Extended Abstracts). [C8]

Soden, R., Ribes, D., Avle, S. & Sutherland, W. (2021). Time for historicism in CSCW: An invitation. 

Proceedings of the ACM: Human-Computer Interaction. CSCW2, October 2021. *Best Paper Award*. [C7]


Jack, M. and Avle, S. (2021). A feminist geopolitics of technologyGlobal Perspectives (2021) 2 (1). [J7]

Avle, S. (2020). ‘Making as Imaginative Crossroads: Ghanaian makers and the geopolitics of technology 

progress.’ Proceedings of ASIS&T, 83rd Annual Meeting: Information for a sustainable world: 

Addressing society’s grand challenges. October 2020. [C6]

Avle, S., Lin, C., Hardy, J. & Lindtner, S. (2020). ‘Scaling techno-optimistic visions’. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, 6 (2020), 237-254. [J6]


Avle, S. (2020). ‘Radio via mobile phones: The intersecting logics of media technologies in Ghana'. 

Media, Culture, and Society, 42(5), 789-799. [J5]

Avle, S. (2020). ‘Articulando e performando desenvolvimento: retornantes qualificados no negócio de 

TICs do Gana’. In Comunidades, Algoritmos e Ativismos Digiais: Olhares Afrodiaspóricos. IBPAD/Literua. Brazil, p230-252. [Portuguese translation of Articulating and Enacting Development (2014)] [B5]

Avle, S., Hui, J., Lindtner, S. & Dillahunt, T. (2019) ‘Additional labors of the entrepreneurial self’. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, Volume 3, Issue CSCW. November 2019, Article No.: 218, pp 1–24. [C5]

Soden, R., Ribes, D., Jack, M., Sutherland, W., Khovanskaya, V., Avle, S., Sengers, P. and Bødker, S. (2019)

"Fostering Historical Research in CSCW & HCI." In Conference Companion Publication of the 2019 on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, Austin, TX, USA. [C4]

Avle, S., Quartey, E., & Hutchful, D. (2018) 'Research on mobile phone data in the global south: Opportunities and challenges'. In Foucault-Welles & Gonzales-Bailon (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Networked Communication. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. [B4]

Avle, S., Li, D. & Lindtner, S. (2018) 'Responsible IoT after techno-solutionism'. The State of Responsible IoT 2018. Things Con. [B3][**Lightly Reviewed**]


Lindtner, S. & Avle, S. (2017) 'Tinkering with governance: Technopolitics and the economization of citizenship'. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, Volume 1, Issue CSCW December 2017, Article No.: 70, pp 1–18. [C3]

Avle, S., Lindtner, S., & Williams, K. (2017) ‘How methods make designers’. Proceedings of SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '17), pp 472- 483. [C2]

Avle, S. (2016) ‘“Radio locked on @citi973”: FM radio audiences on Twitter’. In Willems, W. & Mano, W. (eds) Everyday media culture in Africa: Audiences and Users, pp 161 - 179. London, New York: Routledge. [B2]

Avle, S. & Lindtner, S. (2016) 'Design(ing) "here" and "there": Tech Entrepreneurs, Global Markets, and Reflexivity in Design Processes'. In Proceedings of SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '16), pp 2233 - 2245. [C1]

Avle, S. (2015) ‘Situating Ghana’s new media industry: liberalization and transnational entrepreneurship’. In Halegoua, G. and Aslinger B. (eds) Locating Emerging Media, pp 123-138. London; New York: Routledge. [B1] 

Avle, S. & Adunbi, O. (2015) ‘Whose freedom? Which information? – Discourses on Freedom of

Information policies’. Journal of Information Policy, Vol. 5 (2015), pp 179-203. [J4]

Avle, S. (2014)'Articulating and enacting development: Skilled returnees in Ghana's ICT industry'. Information Technologies & International Development 10 (4), pp 1-13. [J3]


Avle, S. (2012) 'Flux mondiaux médias et démocraties en développement: Le cas du Ghana'. Afrique Contemporaine 2011/4 (n° 240), pp 93-107 [Translation of Global Flows]. [J2]


Avle, S. (2011) 'Global flows, media, and developing democracies: The Ghanaian case'. Journal of African Media Studies 3:1, pp 7-23. [J1]

Industry Papers & Policy Reports

Avle, S. (2022) Data practices and protections in Nigeria. Internews ADAPT.

Avle, S. (2022) Data practices and protections in Kenya. Internews ADAPT.

Avle, S. (2021) Side by side: Tech collaborations in ShenzhenHardware Things 2021, p10-11. 

Avle, S. & Fox, S. (2021) Tech labor: A new Interactions forumACM Interactions, 28(4), 24-26.

Pearson, B.A. J & Avle, S. (2016) 'Chasing the "Bottom Billion": Tech companies and the selling of global connectivity.' 

Avle, S. (2015) 'Networked radio: The role of social media interactivity in radio broadcasts in Ghana'

Public Engagement 

Avle, S. & Hardy, J. (2024) 'What is techno-optimism?The Conversation.

Avle, S. (2019) ‘Meet Josh Opoku Agyemang’. Tech + Africa.

Avle, S. & Asuzu, C. (2018) 'Hack, Make, Sell'. Africa is a Country.  

Avle, S. (2018) ‘Meet an African maker/ tech entrepreneur’. Tech + Africa. 

Avle, S. (2018) ‘Why Tech + Africa’. Tech + Africa.

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