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.