Seyram Avle, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Digital Global Media at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research is on digital technology cultures and innovation in the global south, particularly tech entrepreneurship, digital production, design, and the intersections of old and new media. Her work spans Ghana, Ethiopia, China, and the United States, with the most recent project examining transnational innovation and tech entrepreneurial cultures between Silicon Valley, Shenzhen, and Accra. Her peer reviewed publications can be found in Proceedings of SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Information Technologies & International Development, Journal of Information Policy, among others, in addition to a number of chapters in edited volumes including the Oxford Handbook of Networked Communications. Prof. Avle is also co-founder and editor of Tech + Africa, an online publication focused on telling stories of tech makers and entrepreneurs in and from Africa. She has written for other online publications such as Africa is a Country blog and the ThingsCon Report.
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