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Department of Social Anthropology



My Ph.D. research project examines the rise of Rwanda's digital economy, focusing on digital (i.e. internet-based) entrepreneurship and labour. It aims to address how internet-based technologies connect to the ambitions of individuals who are becoming digital labourers, along with people, things and practices that come together to constitute the digital economy. By concentrating on the digital economy's social and experiential dimensions, this project seeks to understand individuals' expectations of modernity and how digital innovation shapes visions of desirable futures.  

My previous MPhil dissertation undertaken at Cambridge was centred on affective computing devices as technologies of enchantment and of the self. I hold a Joint Honours degree in History and Anthropology from McGill University. 

Areas of interest include: technology and artificial intelligence; platform economy; global inequality; youth and entrepreneurship; affect and computing. 

Research title: Digital Dreams and Lived Entrepreneurial Realities: Examining the Aspirations of Young Online Labourers in Rwanda's Digital Economy
Supervisor: Professor Sian Lazar

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