Angela Okune

Okune, Angela. 2016. "Betrayal in the Research Encounter." Final Paper for Feminist Ethnography. May.

AO: This paper was submitted as my final assignment to Professor Lilith Mahmood's course on Feminist Ethnography in the first year of my PhD. I include it as an artifact to help shed light on my own research journey and reflections.Read more

Angela Okune: Brief Research Description

Collaborating on Data: An ethnography of qualitative research data in Nairobi This doctoral research project examines how qualitative research data is produced, shared, and contested by diverse research groups in Nairobi, Kenya. Despite decades of research aiming to solve Africa’s problems and...Read more
Blog post on the "researcher effect" (2012)

AO: This blog post that I wrote based on participation at the annual ICTD conference in Atlanta in 2012 gives some insight into my early interest into the implications of having certain groups feeling "over-researched" and my preference towards a more anthropological approach to understanding...Read more

Framing of topic and reading list_April 2018

Angela Okune: This document submitted to Professor Kavita in April 2018 as part of the HIST 290 course at UC Irvine provides a sense of my original intention behind the framing of the problem space as well as a comprehensive initial reading list, from which a handful have made it into this PECE...Read more

Angela's Project + "University"

Citing Folayan and Allman (2011), Biruk notes that whereas researchers earn money, status, and accolades for their work, research participants are expected to understand their role as voluntary, altruistic, and towards the collective good (2018: 103). While I hold this assumption to be problematic...Read more

"Decolonizing the University" Workflow

Conceptual Framework: AO: These orals documents are framed around Fortun’s conceptualization of discursive risks and gaps (Fortun 2012). Fortun writes that the contemporary Late Industrial period is characterized by complex conditions for which there is no available idiom, no way of thinking that...Read more

12-4-2018 Notes from "Intro to Qual Coding"

Best Practices: ... [more listed in slide] Keep a codebook Memo as You Code (software helps you to keep codebook and memo as you code). AO: IS THIS THE QUAL VERSION OF A NATURAL SCIENTIST’S LAB BOOK? TO find out – how many have published their codebook and the various memos?? Would this help with “...Read more

Angela Okune: Brief Bio

Angela Okune is a doctoral student in the Anthropology Department at the University of California, Irvine. She studies data sharing cultures and infrastructures of qualitative research groups working in and on Kenya in order to explore broader questions of equity, knowledge production and socio-...Read more

Angela's Project + "Collaboration"

This orals essay focuses on including a wide range of disciplines thinking about collaboration across different periods of the research life cycle. James and I decided to focus on collaboration within the research life cycle (rather than just collaboration more broadly) because for both of our...Read more
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