My colleague Ziad al Achkar and I recently published a chapter on the ethics of doing human subjects research using social media and digital technologies in complex research settings. This is a new, challenging topic in ethical research practice, and we hope the chapter is useful to researchers working with digital and social media data!
Stuff that’s happening in politics, discourse, social media and technology.
New Article: “Do Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) Support Self-Reliance among Urban Refugees? Evidence from Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Malaysia”
My colleague Katrina Munir-Asen and I have a new article out in International Migration Review! It is open access, so anyone with the link can read the whole thing. We deeply appreciate the collegiality and collaboration of the different refugee communities in Kuala Lumpur and Penang who participated in interviews, invited us into community centers … Continue reading New Article: “Do Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) Support Self-Reliance among Urban Refugees? Evidence from Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Malaysia”
Just a quick update in case Twitter crashes or burns to the ground, you can find me on Mastodon at @email@example.com. I'll be doing there what I have been doing on Twitter, mostly posting about development cooperation, research, academia, and occasionally fashion. As long as Twitter is up, my handle there will also be running, … Continue reading Mastodon
Organizing an ISA panel! Title: “Technology and Humanitarian Geography: Mapping, Sensing, and Social Media
My colleague Ziad Al Achkar and I are organizing a panel for the International Studies Association meeting in 2023 in Montreal! We've mentioned this panel a few times on Twitter, and would love to have 1-2 more papers on the panel. Here's the panel abstract: "This panel explores the roles that digital mapping, remote sensing, … Continue reading Organizing an ISA panel! Title: “Technology and Humanitarian Geography: Mapping, Sensing, and Social Media
Interview in Welt-Sichten on American development policy
If you read German, I shared some of my thoughts on the future of American development policy under an incoming Biden administration in the German magazine Welt-Sichten!
The U.S. Elections and Development Policy
I was invited to write a short column (in German) for the Frankfurter Rundschau on what the outcome of the U.S. election tomorrow could mean for development policy - the long and short of it is that Trump and Biden will take radically different approaches to engaging in global development. For those who would like … Continue reading The U.S. Elections and Development Policy
Working paper: Information and communication technology in the lives of forcibly displaced persons in Kenya
I have a new GDI/DIE Discussion Paper out, co-authored with my team members from last year's graduate course! It's an overview of activities with some top line recommendations for practitioners - there will be more publications that go deeper into the data and sites later this year.
Digitalization and SDG Financing are Political
I haven't posted something in a while that wasn't a blurb about a publication, so to mark my 37th birthday I'm going to write a proper opinion post! The topic is the 'Harnessing Digitalization in Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals' interim report to the Secretary General from the Task Force on Digital Financing of … Continue reading Digitalization and SDG Financing are Political
Refugee flows and urban integration: the case of Malaysia
I'm very excited to share a German Development Institute Discussion Paper written by my colleague Katrina Munir-Asen, which explores refugee flows and urban integration in Malaysia. The case study is interesting in terms of how it frames the history of Malaysia's refugee and migration policies, and what these policies have meant for protection rules and integration … Continue reading Refugee flows and urban integration: the case of Malaysia
T20 Argentina: Policy brief on high-skill migration
My colleague Katrina Munir-Asen and I were tasked by the T20 (think tank group of the G20 countries) to put together a policy brief for this year's G20 presidency on the future of high-skill migration. Central to our argument is that countries should focus on attracting people, especially in highly technical and innovative industries and … Continue reading T20 Argentina: Policy brief on high-skill migration