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Araba Sey

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Research Assistant Professor, Technology & Social Change Group
Office: Roosevelt Commons Building 400
Phone: 206.685.3724
Fax: 206.616.5149

Primary Areas of Expertise

Education

  • Ph D, University of California, Los Angeles, 2008
  • MA, University of Southern California, 2004
  • MSC, University of Stirling, 2000
  • Mphil, University of Ghana, 1999
  • BSC, University of Ghana, 1991

Memberships

  • International Communication Association
  • National Communication Association

Videos

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Araba Sey, research assistant professor in the iSchool's Technology & Social Change Group, explains how access to mobile technology resources contributes to the development of underdeveloped countries.

Secondary Areas of Expertise

Publications and Contributions

  • Research Report Connecting people for development: Why public access ICTs matter (2013)
    page 242 pages Authors: Araba Sey, Christopher Coward, George Sciadas, Chris Rothschild, Francois Bar , Lucas Koepke
  • Report Public libraries connecting people for development: Findings from the Global Impact Study (2013)
  • Conference Paper The impact of public access to ICTs: Findings from a five-year, eight-country study (2013)
    ACM Proceedings fo the Sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development Authors: Francois Bar, Christopher Coward, Lucas Koepke, Chris Rothschild, Araba Sey, George Sciadas
  • Technical Report Literature Review of how Telecentres operate and have an Impact on eInclusion. Exploratory study on explanations and theories of how Telecentres and other community-based e-Inclusion actors operate and have an impact on digital and social inclusion policy (2012)
    page 154 Authors: Maria Garrido, Araba Sey, Tabitha Hart, Luis E Santana
  • Working Paper Public access to ICTs: Sculpting the profile of users (2012)
    Authors: George Sciadas, Hil Lyons, Chris Rothschild, Araba Sey
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal "We use it different, different": Making sense of trends in mobile phone use in Ghana (2011)
    New Media & Society Author: Araba Sey
  • Conference Paper Loose strands: Searching for evidence of the impacts of public access to information and communication technologies (2011)
    iConference 2011 Authors: Araba Sey, M Fellow
  • Technical Report Acacia Research and Learning Forum narrative report (2010)
    Authors: Araba Sey, A. Martin
  • Conference Paper From "the end user is the message" to "the interaction is the message": Proposing mediated action as a framework for analyzing the role of ICTs in development (2010)
    International Development Research Centre Open ICT for Development Workshop Authors: Araba Sey, Maria Garrido
  • Conference Paper Managing the cost of mobile communications in Ghana (2010)
    Communication technologies in Latin America and Africa: A multidisciplinary approach page 143-166 ISBN/ISSN: 978-84-692-8402-5 Author: Araba Sey
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal New media practices in Ghana (2010)
    International Journal of Communication page 26 Author: Araba Sey
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Exploring mobile phone sharing practices in Ghana (2009)
    info Volume 11 Issue 2 page 66-78 Author: Araba Sey
  • Working Paper Literature Review on the Impact of Public Access to Information and Communication Technologies (2009)
    Authors: M Fellows, Araba Sey
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New From media politics to networked politics: The Internet and the political process (2008)
    Mousepads, shoe leather, and hope: Lessons from the Howard Dean campaign for the future of internet politics ISBN/ISSN: 1594514852 Authors: Araba Sey, Manuel Castells
  • Conference Paper Mind the gap: Mobile phone adoption and appropriation in Ghana (2008)
    Author: Araba Sey
  • Conference Paper Mind the gap: The shifting fortunes of small and micro-scale intermediaries in the Ghanaian mobile phone industry (2008)
    Author: Araba Sey
  • Working Paper Public Access to ICTs: A Review of the Literature (2008)
    Author: Araba Sey
  • Conference Paper Where did all the payphones go? Intermediaries, innovation and insecurity in the mobile phone industry (2008)
    Author: Araba Sey
  • Conference Paper Mobile Payphone Systems in Africa: Developments, Uses and Implications (2007)
    Author: Araba Sey
  • Conference Workshop Paper Mobile Phones and the Pursuit of Sustainable Livelihoods: Why connectivity matters (2007)
    Author: Araba Sey
  • Conference Paper Mobile Phones in Rural and Urban Livelihoods: Why Connectivity Matters (2007)
    2nd Ghana Mobile Conference Author: Araba Sey
  • Conference Paper What have mobile phones wrought? (2007)
    Author: Araba Sey
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New Electronic Communication and Socio-Political Mobilisation: A New Form of Civil Society (2006)
    Global Civil Society 2005/6 page 266-285 ISBN/ISSN: 1412911923 Authors: Manuel Castells, Mireia Fernandez-Ardevol, Jack Linchuan Qiu, Araba Sey
  • Book, Scholarly-New Mobile Communication and Society: A Global Perspective (2006)
    page 345 ISBN/ISSN: 262513188 Authors: Manuel Castells, Mireia Fernandez-Ardevol, Jack Linchuan Qiu, Araba Sey
  • Conference Paper Mobile Payphone Systems in Africa: Developments, Uses and Implications (2006)
    Author: Araba Sey
  • Conference Paper Designing ICT policy for development in Ghana: Balancing local and global objectives (2005)
    Author: Araba Sey
  • Conference Paper Financing a public good: The evolution of television broadcasting in Ghana (2005)
    Author: Araba Sey
  • Conference Paper Telecommunication systems in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire: An historical approach (2005)
    Author: Araba Sey

Presentations

  • "Do Public Access ICTs have an Impact on Socio-Economic Development? Findings of the Global Impact Study" (2013)
    Presented at: University of Washington Information School
  • "Mobile phones: Source of livelihood or livelihood resource?" (2013)
    Presented at: Mobile Telephony in the Developing World Conference
  • "The Impact of Public Access to ICTs: Findings from a Five-Year, Eight-Country Study" (2013)
    Presented at: ICTD 2013 Conference
  • "Where did all the payphones go? Vulnerable employment in the mobile phone industry" (2013)
    Presented at: Cell and Self Conference
  • "Connectivity matters" (2012)
  • "Literature Review of how Telecentres operate and have an Impact on eInclusion. Expert Workshop on Measuring the impact of eInclusion intermediaries" (2012)
    Presented at: Joint Research Center of the European Commission
  • "Want open research? Deep dive into the Global Impact Study" (2012)
    Presented at: Georgia Tech
  • "Want open research? Deep dive into the Global Impact Study surveys" (2012)
  • "A Critical Theory approach to social change research: Perspectives, Strategies, and why Information Technology matters" (2011)
    Presented at: Department of Communication, University of Washington
  • "Dynamics of mobile phone appropriation in transnational migration: Preliminary observations on the experiences of migrants in Seattle, WA" (2011)
  • "Public access ICTs: Uses and outcomes in the governance domain" (2011)
    Presented at: The World Bank
  • "From 'the end user is the message' to 'the interaction is the message': Proposing mediated action as a framework for analyzing the role of ICTs in development" (2010)
    Presented at: IDRC - International Development Research Center
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