Jenna Burrell

Associate Professor, iSchool
University of California, Berkeley
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies

Jenna Burrell's areas of interest include Technology and Socio-Economic Development, Material Culture and Theories of Consumption, and Transnationalism and Diaspora Studies. Her research examines the appropriation of new information and communication technologies in urban and rural locations in West and East Africa. She has carried out research on youth in the Internet cafes of urban Ghana and more recently on the diffusion and circulation of mobile phones in rural Uganda. Her book Invisible Users: Youth in the Internet Cafes of Urban Ghana is forthcoming with the MIT Press.

last updated: February 22nd, 2016