Michel Wahome

Michel Wahome researches the co-evolution of digital technologies, practices, markets and institutions in the Global South.

Email: michel.wahome@oii.ox.ac.uk

Tel: +44 1865 612326

Michel Wahome is a Researcher on the Geonet project at OII. She is interested in how science and technology shape socio-economics.

Her doctoral research at the University of Edinburgh is on the modes of digital entrepreneurship in Nairobi, Kenya. She has also been involved in research projects on social media and security in Kenya and the co-construction of computer science in academic institutions in East Africa. Michel’s professional background includes innovation and science policy advisory related to ‘smart cities’ at the New York Academy of Sciences. She is also a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Canada and Bard College in the United States of America.

Research Interests:

Digitisation, digital livelihoods, sociology of technology, African studies, science and technology studies.

Positions held at OII:

  • Research Assistant, June 2017 – September 2017
  • Researcher, September 2017 –

Current projects