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Major Research:

Re-Assembling Ghana: Diaspora, Homeland and ICT

Aural Circuits: Soulcraft in Footwork and Azonto

Podcasting + Africa



Code & Power: An Intersectional Analysis of Web Culture

Africa + The Internet — Digital Diasporas

Black Media Studies

Internet Citizenship


Media & Design Work:

WorkHardPGH Incubator

(digital consulting)


Atomic Junction: Nuclear Science in an African Suburb 

(video documentary - best on desktop)


Juneteenth as a Communicative Event

(multimedia lecture for UC Berkeley Data Cultures course)




Areas of research:

Civic App development  

Community & Technology Engagement

IT infrastructure & media in Africa

Black social media

History and Philosophy of Technology

Online Education

Black Diaspora Studies

Internet Citizenship 

I am an academic researcher, new media 

strategist, and a tech 


I study civic innovation, 

online education, and 

tech and media in Africa and
in underserved communities
in the United States.

I am an Assistant Professor at the iSchool and the Department of
African Cultural Studies at the
University of Wisconsin, Madison. 
I completed 
my doctorate at the
University of California, Berkeley.



American Anthropological


African Studies Association


National Assoc. of
Black Journalists


My complete CV is here.

 Contact:  infoatraroystondotcom

© R.A. Royston

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