Race and the Geopolitics of Technology: Africa, China and the US

Wednesday, March 3, 2021. 4:00 pm
Seyram Avle
Toussaint Nothias
Event Sponsor(s)
African and African-American Studies, Bioengineering, Bio Policy & Leadership in Society, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Center for African Studies, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Center for Innovation in Global Health, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Center for South Asia, Department of Anthropology, Department of Bioengineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Communications, Digital Civil Society Lab, Ethics, Society, and Technology Hub, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, PACS center on Philanthropy, Program in History and Philosophy of Science, Program in Human Biology, Program in Science, Technology and Society, Stanford Earth, The Steve Luby Research Group

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Race and the Geopolitics of Technology: Africa, China and the US
Professor Seyram Avle is Assistant Professor of Global Digital Media in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Fellow at Harvard University's Center for African Studies (Africa/Asia Initiative). Her research 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’s research is interdisciplinary and has been published in venues across Communication Studies, Human-Computer Interaction, and Science & Technology Studies. She received her PhD from the University of Michigan and her work has been funded by various institutions, including the National Science Foundation.  
Professor  Avle will be in conversation with Dr. Toussaint Nothias  from the Stanford Digital Civil Society Lab.
Toussaint Seyram
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
Lecture Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Lecture Time: 4:00-5:20pm PST - This is an online-only course. This event is LIMITED to Stanford students, faculty, and staff. 

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This is  an event in the series of speakers for STS 51, a weekly lecture series exploring the intersections of race, racism, and scientific practice