Seyram Avle

Assistant Professor
N358 Integrative Learning Center
Spring 2020 office hours: Wed 1:30-2:30 & by appt.
413 545-6345

I study the situated practices and discourses of digital technology cultures and innovation in the global south. I’m particularly interested in the ways that digital technologies are designed, produced, and distributed transnationally in and across the global south and through collaborations with the global north. My most recent project, funded by the NSF, examines tech entrepreneurial cultures and innovation between China, Ghana, and Silicon Valley. My other line of research examines the uptake of tools like WhatsApp, Twitter, and Instagram by diverse actors in the global south, from radio producers to maker entrepreneurs, and what role they play in the everyday.  


PhD University of Michigan

BA Brandeis University

Courses Taught: 


Global Media Flows

Communication, Technology, & Work


My website has an updated list of my publications.