Angela Okune

"Decolonizing the University" Workflow

AO: I compiled a “final” bibliography (of between 50 - 100 references) for each document. They each have their own zotero folder. (For STS in Africa, 76; for Decolonizing University, 71; for collaboration, 90). I put all references and analytic question probes into a google document (one annotated...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

Angela Okune: Brief Bio

Angela Okune ( Twitter | Web ) 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...Read more

Full Bibliography: Decolonizing the African University

Anderson, Jenny. 2018. “Funded by Gates and Zuckerberg, One Company Is on a Quest to Educate the World’s Poorest Kids.” Quartz Media , January 22, 2018. https://qz.com/1179738/bridge-school/ . Aviles, Natalie B. 2018. “Situated Practice and the Emergence of Ethical Research: HPV Vaccine Development...Read more
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'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

Angela Okune's Orals Documents in Brief

This essay is part of three orals documents submitted by University of California, Irvine Anthropology doctoral student Angela Okune i n partial fulfillment of her requirements for advancement to candidacy. Within UCI Anthropology, the orals documents typically take the form of three documents...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

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

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