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Dr Miriam Mukasa

Senior Lecturer

Information systems/ICTs and Global Development

Department of Social Sciences , School of Education and Communities

Miriam Mukasa is a Senior lecturer in ICTs and Global development and is a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Qualifications

  • PhD

Areas Of Interest

  • Digital/ICT innovation for sustainable development 
  • Poverty, digital Inequality, and social justice
  • Gender and technology
  • The politics of ICTs
  • Applicability of theories of social construction, Actor network, the capability approach and Intersectionality, to digital innovation for development research 
     
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OVERVIEW

Miriam Mukasa is a Senior lecturer in ICTs and Global Development and has a background in analysis, design, and management of Information Systems. She teaches across programmes in the school of Education and communities and her teaching. focuses on a socio-technical approach to the role of digital technology in socio-economic development.  

Her research interests include deconstruction of concepts of development and transformation to encourage deeper understanding of processes and practices of adoption, embedding and use of digital technology and how the dynamics of these processes and practices shape user capabilities and opportunities for digital transformation, and sustainable development. She also has interest in the relationship between intersectionality, digital inequality and social justice and she is a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. 

CURRENT RESEARCH

Digital Technology, Commodification and Sustainable development

Miriam’s current research is informed by findings from her primary research on adoption embedding and use of large-scale generic software applications for academic administration in the higher education sector of developing countries.

PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapters

 

  • (2013) ‘The Cultural Implications of the Consumption of ICTs for Development’ in Cudworth, E., Senker, P and Walker, K. eds. Technology, Society, and Inequality: New Horizons and Contested Futures, Peter Lang 
  •  (2005) ‘Implementation of Large-Scale Software Applications: Possibilities for end-user participation” (with Stepulevage Linda) in The Gender Politics of ICT (Archibald J., Emms, J., Paye, K and Turner, E. ed), Middlesex University Press.

Journals

  • (2005) "The Social Relations of Large-Scale Software System Implementation", (with Stepulevage Linda), Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, Troubador Publishing Ltd.

TEACHING

MODULES

Undergraduate

  • Introduction to Development Studies (Module leader)
  • Intersectionality and Digital Cultures (Module leader)
  • Dissertation (Superviser)
  • Social Enterprise 
  • Mental Wealth, Skills and Self
  • Globalisation and society 

Postgraduate 

Independent Applied Research and Dissertation (Module leader and supervisor)