This page is an informal repository of resources, readings, links, and documents that I find useful for teaching and research.
Book of the Month Reading List
- Feb 2022 –Discriminating Data by Wendy Chun.
- Jan 2022 – Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones, and the New Protest #Journalism by Allissa V. Richardson.
- Dec 2021 – The Gentrification of the Internet by Jessica Lingel.
- Nov 2021 – News for the Rich White and Blue by Nikki Usher.
- October 2021 – Searching for a New Kenya. Politics and Social Media on the Streets of Mombasa by Stephanie Diepeveen
- September 2021 – How we Give Now: A Philanthropic Guide for the Rest of Us by Lucy Bernholz.
- August 2021 – Justice Across Ages by Juliana Uhuru Bidadanure.
- July 2021- Atlas of AI by Kate Crawford.
- June 2021 – Distributed Blackness. African American Cybercultures by André Brock Jr.
- May 2021 –The Costs of Connection. How Data Is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating It for Capitalism by Nick Couldry and Ulises A. Mejias.
- April 2021 –The Promise of Access. Technology, Inequality, and the Political Economy of Hope by Daniel Greene.
- March 2021 –Black Software. The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter by Charlton McIlwain.
- Feb 2021 – Ethics of Engagement. Media, Conflict and Democracy in Africa by Herman Wasserman.
- Jan 2021 – Race After Technology by Ruha Benjamin.
- December 2020 – #Hashtag Activism. Networks of Race and Gender Justice by Sarah J. Jackson, Moya Bailey and Brooke Foucault Welles
- November 2020 – Algorithms of Oppression by Safiya Umoja Noble.
- October 2020 –Metrics at Work by Angèle Christin.
- September 2020 – Design Justice by Sasha Costanza-Chock.
- July 2020 – The Internet in Everything by Laura de Nardis.
- June 2020 – Charisma Machine by Morgan G. Ames
- April 2020 – We are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie book) by Mo Willems.
- March 2020 – Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff.
- January 2020 – Meaningful Inefficiencies: Civic Design in an Age of Digital Expediency by Eric Gordon and Gabriel Mugar.
- November 2019 – Chasing Innovation: Making Entrepreneurial Citizens in Modern India by Lilly Irani.
- October 2019 – Media in Postapartheid South Africa. Postcolonial Politics in the Age of Globalization by Sean Jacobs.
- September 2019 – The Fixers. Local News Workers and the Underground Labor of International Reporting by Lindsay Palmer.
- July 2019 – Speech police. The global struggle to govern the internet by David Kaye.
- June 2019 – Behind the screen. Content moderation in the shadow of social media by Sarah T. Roberts.
- May 2019 – Hashtags: Social media, politics and ethnicity in Nigeria by Nwachukwu Egbunike.
- April 2019 – Social media and politics in Africa. Democracy, censorship and security edited by Maggie Dwyer and Thomas Molony.
- March 2019 – The next billion users. Digital life beyond the West by Payal Arora.
- February 2019 – Global economies at global margins edited by Mark Graham.
- January 2019 – Imagining Africa. Whiteness and the Western gaze by Clive Gabay.
- December 2018 – Network propaganda. Manipulation, disinformation, and radicalization in American politics by Yochai Benkler, Robert Faris and Hal Roberts.
- November 2018 – Digital democracy, analog politics. How the Internet era is transforming politics in Kenya by Nanjala Nyabola.
- September 2018 – African language digital media and communication by Abiodun Salawu.
- July 2018 – Who’s reporting Africa now? by Kate Wright.
- April 2018 – News of Baltimore: Race, rage, and the city edited by Linda Steiner and Sylvio Waisbord.
- March 2018 – The Palgrave handbook of media and communication Research in Africa edited by Bruce Mutsvairo.
- February 2018 – Media, geopolitics and power: A View from the Global South by Herman Wasserman.
- January 2018 – Race and the cultural industries by Anamik Saha.
- December 2017 – African muckraking: 75 Years of investigative journalism in Africa edited by Anya Schiffrin and George Lugalambi.
- November 2017 – Digital Kenya. An entrepreneurial revolution in the making (accessible in open access) edited by Tim Weiss and Bitange Ndemo.
- October 2017 – Twitter and tear gas. The power and fragility of networked protest by Zeynep Tufekci.
Africa Related Books by Foreign Correspondents and Journalists
I am compiling a list of Africa related books (memoir, travelogue, fiction, non-fiction etc.) written by foreign correspondents and journalists. You can access the list here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1B7_BHzS4orBxiHAcDELSk0ttEGdv0Kd-gNBtMpOyqYc/edit?usp=sharing
Contact me at tnothias(at)stanford(dot)edu to let me know of any book(s) that should be added to the list !
Other Online Resources
- “Africa is a Country”, an outlet that features online commentary, original writing, media criticism, videos, audio, and photography, and that has become one of the leading intellectual voices in the African–particulary from the left–online media sphere.
- The Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies website which contains readings, syllabi, events information, and more for scholars interested in the intersection of race and technology.
- “This Week in Africa”, a weekly bulletin that curates news about democracy, development, and daily life across Africa.
- “Decolonising the University: The African Politics Reading List”, this reading list is collated in solidarity with those who are currently attempting to decolonise the study of African politics.
- Africa update, a newsletter on politics and culture in Africa.