Tigist Shewarega Hussen
Tigist Shewarega Hussen is an African feminist specializing in feminist internet studies. She is from Ethiopia and based in South Africa. Currently, she works at APC Women's Right Program (WRP) as a project coordinator and Feminist Research lead in Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) project that is funded by IDRC. Tigist is also pursuing her PhD at University of the Western Cape (UWC) in Women's and Gender Studies Department. Her research focuses on feminist digital activism and movement building in the #FeesMustFall student movement, South Africa.
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Una constante en la historia del feminismo es la resistencia contra marcos metodológicos y resultados de investigación que excluyen sistemáticamente la experiencia de los individuos y las comunidades menos privilegiadas, basándose en la intersección de identidades – raza, género, casta, sexualidad y etnicidad.
Feminist ways of knowing have paid close attention to the power dynamics of knowledge-making and extraction. In this editorial, we look at how these questions are of importance especially in relation to research that seeks to contribute to liberation and transformation of technology to be used by women and people of diverse sexualities and genders.