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Laura Mann commented on Olumide Abimbola's group Anthropology of/in Africa
"Call for participation CAS@50 : Cutting Edges and Retrospectives, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh 6th June 2012 09:00 – 8th June 2012This panel aims to address some of the ahistoricity of the Information and…"
Dec 20, 2011
Laura Mann posted a status
"Thanks Keith! I shall send you an email in a bit with some news. :)"
Dec 19, 2011
Keith Hart left a comment for Laura Mann
"Great to see you here, Laura! We need to talk about convergent interests. Keith"
Dec 19, 2011
Laura Mann is now a member of Open Anthropology Cooperative
Dec 19, 2011

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Laura Mann
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Oxford Internet Institute

About Me

I submitted my PhD a few months ago at the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. My thesis was about the labour market in Sudan: how the National Congress Party's liberalisation program and its expansion of the tertiary education system changed the way that companies and job seekers communicate with one another. 

Now I am working on a new project at the Oxford Internet Institute, along with partners in Nairobi and Butare, looking at how the arrival of broadband fibre optic internet cables are changing the economic picture of Kenya and Rwanda in the fields of tea, eco-tourism and BPO/software development. I will be starting fieldwork in March or April and I am very happy to get in touch with researchers working in Kenya and Rwanda (and Sudan too!)!

Broadly speaking, I am interested in economic anthropology/sociology in Africa and the Middle East, and especially communication in economies. 

Before getting academically involved, I worked in Egypt as a teacher and later as a PR agent and so I keep an eye on Egyptian research too. 

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At 6:59pm on December 19, 2011, Keith Hart said…

Great to see you here, Laura! We need to talk about convergent interests. Keith



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