Angela Okune, PhD

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Director of Programs

Angela Okune brings extensive experience in community engagement in open data and scholarship ecosystems to CS&S. With a keen interest in addressing global inequities in science and technology, Angela leads a portfolio of programs at Code for Science and Society including community-centered grant-making initiatives, cohort training programs, and research initiatives.

Trained as a social scientist of science, Angela received her doctorate in Anthropology from the University of California, Irvine and has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation and UC Berkeley Center for Technology, Society and Policy Fellowship. Explore Angela's dissertation online: Postcolonial Objectivity: Reaching for Decolonial Knowledge Making in Nairobi.

From 2010-2015, she led a research and data science team at iHub, one of the first tech hubs on the African continent. She also served as a coordinator for the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet) (2014 – 2018), and co-editor for the open-access book Contextualizing Openness: Situating Open Science (University of Ottawa Press). Angela founded an experimental, open ethnographic data portal called Research Data Share (www.researchdatashare.org) and continues to serve on the design team of the Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, an open source software for ethnographic data analysis.

Angela tweets from @honoluluskye and you can learn more about her work here.

Posts by Angela

Announcing the 2022 Event Fund grantees

By Angela Okune, PhD
Jul 29, 2022

Latest Event Fund Grantees Announced

By Angela Okune, PhD
Sep 15, 2021