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Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola

Author & Researcher

Nanjala Nyabola is a CIGI (Centre for International Governance Innovation) fellow and an independent writer and researcher based in Nairobi, Kenya. Nanjala’s work focuses on the intersection between technology, media and society. She holds an M.Sc. in African studies and an M.Sc. in forced migration studies, both from the University of Oxford, as well as a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She has held numerous research associate positions, including with the Overseas Development Institute and the Oxford Internet Institute, and has worked as a research lead for several projects on human rights, broadly, and digital rights, specifically, around the world. She has published in several academic journals, including the African Security Review and Women’s Studies Quarterly, and contributed to numerous edited collections. Nanjala also writes commentary for media outlets such as the US weekly magazine The Nation, Al Jazeera, Boston Review and others. She is the author of Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Politics in Kenya (Zed Books, 2018) and Travelling While Black: Essays Inspired by a Life on the Move (Hurst Books, 2020).

Participation in event(s):

22.04.2021
The Hof
Diversity in publishing - who gets to tell their story?
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