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An Illusion of Publicity? Facebook and the transformation of a public realm in Kenya

September 30, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: CA110 (SAC Room), Cairnes Building, NUI Galway Galway Ireland

Speaker(s): Dr Stephanie Diepeveen

Affiliation: University of Cambridge

Organised by: Lero

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Dr. Stephanie Diepeveen is a postdoctoral researcher with the Centre of Governance and Human Rights at the University of Cambridge, exploring questions of political authority, control and digital media in Eastern Africa.

Her recent doctoral research focused on everyday politics in Mombasa, Kenya, drawing on Hannah Arendt’s ideas about the public realm to interrogate the implications of digital communication technologies to the nature and possibilities of everyday politics.

Stephanie has engaged in a variety of empirically-based research projects around themes of citizen participation, digital technologies and African politics, both in her doctoral research at the University of Cambridge and as a research analyst at RAND Europe.



This seminar is part of the IS Research Seminar Series.