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What’s New about New Materialisms?

Excited to be presenting at this upcoming 2-day conference at Berkeley May 4th-5th. Will be speaking about the the Materiality of Rumors a favorite topic of mine. I wrote a chapter for an edited book on it that will be … Continue reading

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I’m on Twitter These Days

I’m @jennaburrell – go there for 160 character chunks of thought, a mixture of (West) African culture(s), reflections on sociological topics, and technology news.

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The Materiality of Rumor

The edited book (Editors: Paul Leonardi, Bonnie Nardi, Jannis Kallinikos) isn’t coming out until 2013, but a draft version of my chapter on the materiality of rumor is available now. Exploring the concept of relational materiality through an inversion of … Continue reading

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Group Blogging: Ethnography Matters

I’ve been working on launching a group blog with a couple of alumnae (Heather Ford, Rachelle Annechino) from our Masters program and Tricia Wang a PhD student in Sociology at UCSD. The blog is called “Ethnography Matters.” A news item … Continue reading

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Talking about Secondhand Computers and E-Waste in Ghana

Friday (9/16) ICTD seminar meets in room 205 South Hall at noon.  I’ll be talking about some recent research on the secondhand computer business in Accra, Ghana which is critical in affordably equipping the city’s Internet cafes.

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Brief quote in Technology Review

Quoted briefly in Technology Review on Nokia’s work in Africa.

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