Eleanor Marchant is a PhD Candidate in Communications and at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. She has just returned from a year of ethnographic fieldwork examining the growth of the local technology startup scene in Nairobi, Kenya. Her dissertation explores how both global and local narratives about technology, entrepreneurship, and development – especially narratives emanating from Silicon Valley – are shaping how new communication technologies are being designed and built in Kenya. She is a Visiting Scholar with the Annenberg Research Network on International Communication (ARNIC) at the University of Southern California for the Spring 2017 semester…. Read More “Eleanor Marchant”
Dr. Catherine Nyaki Adeya-Weya is an Information Scientist with knowledge and skills in information development issues. These include social, political and economic potential and impacts of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) particularly in Africa. Dr. Adeya-Weya has over 20 years experience in ICTs research having worked for agencies like the United Nations University/Institute for New Technologies (UNU-INTECH) in the Netherlands. She has, for example, expertise in designing and managing large surveys. To this end, she has been a Team Leader in a number of research projects…. Read More “Catherine Nyaki Adeya-Weya”
Marcio Iorio Aranha is a tenured Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Brasilia School of Law, Coordinator of the Center on Law and Regulation (www.ndsr.org) and Director of the Center for Communications Policy, Law, Economics and Technology (CCOM) at the University of Brasilia. He is a Research Affiliate with the Annenberg Research Network on International Communication (ARNIC) at the University of Southern California and a past Visiting Fellow…. Read More “Marcio Iorio Aranha”
Mobile communication has been one of her main areas of study since 2003, with a combined sociological and economic focus. Her interests are set both in developed and in developing countries.
With a background in economics, she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Barcelona. She approaches research from a multidisciplinary point of view, combining quantitative and qualitative techniques.
She develops this interest from three different perspectives: the analysis of the contribution of mobile communication to development,… Read More “Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol”
Natascha Just is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. Prior to joining MSU, she was a senior research and teaching associate in the Media Change & Innovation Division, Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research (IPMZ), University of Zurich, Switzerland (2008-2016); a Hertha Firnberg Scholar at the Department of Communication, University of Vienna, Austria (2005-2008); a visiting researcher at Stanford Law School (2007);… Read More “Natascha Just”
Raul Roman is the co-founder of UBELONG, a leading international volunteering and learning organization headquartered in Washington, DC. He’s a bit of a renaissance man: entrepreneur, innovation laborer, social scientist, adventurer, educator. At UBELONG, Raul works with different teams to create innovative responsible travel programs that have received worldwide media attention. Before UBELONG, he developed a distinguished career serving different United Nations agencies and other major international organizations, governments, corporations and non-profits in more than 25 countries in Africa,… Read More “Raul Roman”