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Tigist Shewarega Hussen

Tigist Shewarega Hussen is a black feminist specializing in Gender and ICTs. She has worked as a researcher on Young Women Goven South Africa (2012-2014) research project funded by IDRC that focuses on the possibility of using ICTs to invent an alternative space for civic and political participation, particularly among the youth in South Africa. She was a lead researcher on Gender and Community Network project for the Zenzeleni Networks in Mankosi community, South Africa (2015 - 2016). She continues to work on the research subject with BANG research group in Faculty of Computer Science, at the University of Western Cape (UWC). Tigist is currently based at the UWC, where she is a co-convener and lecturer of the Feminist Research Methodology postgraduate module at the Women’s and Gender Studies Department. She also co-lectures ICTD postgraduate course at the Faculty of Computer Science. Tigist is also pursuing her PhD at UWC and her research focuses on the #FeesMustFall student movement, political participation and the role of ICTs and Social Media in South Africa.

Currently, Tigist works at APC Women's Right Program (WRP) as a Feminist Research lead in Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) project.  

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What are we looking for? : Research on Community Networks

Posted Tue 20 Feb 2018 - 09:00 | 2,446 views
Community networks offer an alternative to how connectivity, especially in remote areas, is largely determined by the market or state infrastructure. In this article Tigist Hussen explores the place of gender and feminist analysis in community networks, and specifically in the Zenzeleni network in Mankosi, South Africa. What she finds is surprising, humbling and insightful for researchers and...