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Paula specializes in digital anthropology and anthropology of art, visual culture, media and globalization. Her current project on African women writers, which focuses on feminism and Pan-Africanism, builds on fieldwork in Ghana and Tanzania, see http://www.womenwriters.one/. The project is part of the research programme Cosmopolitan and vernacular dynamics in world literatures (2016-2021), funded by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation (Riksbankens Jublieumsfond, RJ), see http://worldlit.se/. Her recent publications focus on mobile photography in Tanzania (2016), digital narratives in anthropology (2016), mobile infrastructure in Africa (2015), and mourning rituals for Mandela in Cape Town (2015). Previously, Paula has done research on digital media and intercultural cooperation at a national institute for art and culture in Tanzania. This research was published in the monograph Digital Drama. Teaching and Learning Art and Media in Tanzania (Uimonen 2012), in the Routledge Innovative Ethnographies book series with an accompanying website at http://innovativeethnographies.net/digitaldrama. In another project, Paula has focused on corruption in Tanzania. The study was based on an anti-corruption campaign carried out by Tanzanian musicians and presented in an ethnographic road movie Chanjo ya Rushwa (vaccination against corruption) (2013), available on YouTube and Vimeo, see http://vimeo.com/paulauimonen. Paula has also been active in information and communication technology for development (ICT4D), most recently as director of The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider) at Stockholm University (2011-2013), previously as ICT4D consultant to the UN, Sida, and Tanzanian authorities as well as global policy making (WSIS 2003, 2005).
Visiting Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Anthroplogy, Universität Wien, 23/11-4/12 2015.
- Uimonen, Paula. "I'm a picture girl." Mobile photography in Tanzania. In A. Lehmuskallio & E. Gómez Cruz (eds.), Digital photography and everyday life. Empirical studies on material visual practices. ECREA Book Series. London: Routledge, pp 19-34.
- Uimonen, Paula. Digital narratives in anthropology. In H. Wulff (ed), The Anthropologist as Writer: Genres and Contexts in the Twenty-First Century. Oxford: Berghahn, pp 243-253
- Uimonen, Paula. Mourning Mandela: sacred drama and digital visuality in Cape Town. In Journal of Aesthetics & Culture, Vol. 7, pp 1-11.
- Uimonen, Paula. "Number not reachable." Mobile infrastructure and global racial hierarchy in Africa. In Journal des Anthropologues, No 142-143, pp. 29-47
- Uimonen, Paula. Internet and Social Media: Anthropological Aspects. In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition), pp. 600-605.
- Uimonen, Paula. Beyond Failure. Rethinking research and evaluation in ICT4D. In K. Andreasson (ed.), Digital divides: The new challenges and opportunities of e-inclusion. London: CRC Press, pp. 247-263
- Uimonen, Paula & Johan Hellström. 2015. ICT4D Donors and networks. In The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society. 1–9.
- Uimonen, Paula. 2013. Visual identity in Facebook. In Visual Studies Volume 28, Issue 2, pages 122-135.
- Uimonen, Paula. 2013. Mediated Agency: Music and Media against Corruption in Tanzania. ICT for Anti-Corruption, Democracy and Education in East Africa. Spider ICT4D Series No. 6. Stockholm: Spider.
- Uimonen, Paula. 2013. Chanjo ya Rushwa. An ethnographic road movie.
- Uimonen, Paula. 2012. Digital Drama. Teaching and learning art and media in Tanzania. New York: Routledge. http://innovativeethnographies.net/digitaldrama
- Uimonen, Paula. 2012. Social and Mobile Media in ICT4D. In Social Media in Development Cooperation, Ricky Storm Braskov (ed). Ørecomm at Malmö University and Roskilde University. http://orecomm.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/SocialMediaOrecomm2011.pdf
- Uimonen, Paula. 2011. African art students and digital learning. In Interactive media use and youth: learning, knowledge exchange and behaviour. Elza Dunkels, Gun-Marie Frånberg and Camilla Hällgren (eds.). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. Page 222-239
- Uimonen, Paula. 2009. Internet, arts and translocality in Tanzania. Social Anthropology/Anthropologie sociale, 17 (3): 276-290
- Uimonen, Paula. 2009. Lärande i en digitaliserad värld. In Didaktisk design i digital miljö: nya möjligheter för lärande. Staffan Selander och Eva Svärdemo-Åberg (eds.). Stockholm: Liber. Page 54-69
- Uimonen, Paula. ICT User Study at Bagamoyo College of Arts. Bagamoyo College of Arts and Sida/Embassy of Sweden Dar es Salaam, April 2006. Published with multimedia report.
- Uimonen, Paula and Simbo Ntiro. "The Impact of WSIS on Tanzania’s ICT4D Landscape", in Beyond Tunis: Flightplan. Kuala Lumpur: Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP).
- Uimonen, Paula. "Networking as a Form of Life: The Transnational Movement of Internet Pioneers", in New Technologies at Work: People, Screens and Social Virtuality, C. Garsten and H. Wulff (eds), Oxford: Berg. Page 145-163
- Uimonen, Paula. "Mediated Management of Meaning: On-line Nation Building in Malaysia", in Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs, special issue on Globalization, Creolization, and Cultural Complexity: Essays in Honour of Ulf Hannerz. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, Vol. 3, No. 3: 299-314
- Uimonen, Paula. "Networks of Global Interaction", in Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Volume 16, Number 2, pp. 273-286. www.cria.org.uk
- Uimonen, Paula. Transnational.Dynamics@Development.Net: Internet, Modernization and Globalization. Stockholm Studies in Social Anthropology, no. 49. Stockholm: Almqvist och Wiksell International. www.net4dev.se/uimonen
- Future Learning, Stockholm University
- Cosmpolitan and Vernacular Dynamics in World Literatures, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. The program is led by Stefan Helgesson, Stockholm University
- Global utveckling introduktionskurs
- Communication & Aesthetics
- Uppsatsförberedande kurs
- Digital Anthropology
- Media Anthropology
- Thesis supervision (undergraduate and master level)
- Social Anthropological Method
- Classics in Anthropology (PhD course)
- Do the right thing! Annual Meeting of the Swedish Anthropological Association (SANT), Lund, 17-19 April
- Visual Frictions and their Futures, NNDV workshop, Ethnographic Museum, Stockholm, 12-13 February
- Nordic Africa Days, 26-27 September, Uppsala, Sweden
- Beyond the Frame: The Future of the Visual in an Age of Digital Visuality, NNDV conference, Vår Gård, Stockholm, 7-9 April
Membership on boards
- President, Swedish Anthropological Association (SANT)
Service to the profession
- Swedish Higher Education Authority: examiner of entitlement to award qualification
- Indevelop/Sida: Evaluation of ICT in Teachers Training Colleges (Tanzania), January-April
- Tanzania in a Digital Era, lecture at the SVETAN networking fair for Tanzania, Röda Korsets Folkhögskola, 22 November
- Kultur i kläm på konstskolan. Habari, No. 1/2015, p. 6
August 30, 2016
Page editor: Karin Alvarado Lönberg
Source: Department of Social Anthropology