Ingrid Brudvig is a digital anthropologist (PhD), whose research has focused on the intersections of gender and technology; mobility and citizenship; feminist digital ethnography; human rights and belonging in the digital age. She currently advises grantmaking organisations on collaborative, ethical and feminist methodologies to transform systems and knowledge production towards greater representation, gender equality and a diversity of voices. She has lectured in anthropology at the University of Cape Town; and worked at the World Wide Web Foundation where she led research and advocacy on women’s rights online. Ingrid has co-edited Mobilities, ICTs and Marginality in Africa: South Africa in Comparative Perspective, a HSRC-published book and contributed to Routledge Handbooks on “Cities of the Global South” and “Global Citizenship Studies”. She is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Community networks as infrastructures of resistance: Re-centring the needs of women and communities in technology-making and connectivity
This article situates the role of community networks that strive to deliver on technology’s promise of greater gender equality, making the case for recentring the needs of women and communities in technology-making and connectivity, as infrastructures of resistance in times of crisis.