Nanjala Nyabola

Non-Resident Fellow

Nanjala Nyabola contributes policy analysis to the Pathfinders Grand Challenge on Inequality and Exclusion and CIC's Defending and Promoting Multilateralism program.

As an independent writer and researcher, her work focuses on the intersection between technology, media, and society. She has held numerous research associate positions including with the Centre for International Governance Innovation, the Overseas Development Institute, and the Oxford Internet Institute, while also working as a research lead for projects on human rights and digital rights around the world. She has published in several academic journals, including the African Security Review and The Women's Studies Quarterly, and contributed to numerous edited collections. She also writes commentary for publications like The Nation, Al Jazeera, The Boston Review and others. She is the author of Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Politics in Kenya (Zed Books, 2018) and Travelling While Black: Essays Inspired by a Life on the Move (Hurst Books, 2020). 

She holds a BA in African Studies and Political Science from the University of Birmingham, an MSc in African Studies and an MSc in Forced Migration, both from the University of Oxford, as well as a JD from Harvard Law School.

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