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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.



"Todo lo que hay que andar para llegar hasta ahí”: Cómo centrar formas feministas de conocimiento

Posted Fri 30 Aug 2019 - 15:55 | 2,725 views

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.


"All that you walk on to get there": How to centre feminist ways of knowing

Posted Thu 29 Aug 2019 - 13:19 | 9,301 views

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. 

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What are we looking for? : Research on Community Networks

Posted Tue 20 Feb 2018 - 09:00 | 5,835 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...