Nanjala Nyabola is a writer and researcher based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her work focuses on the intersection between technology, media, and society. She is a non-resident fellow at the Centre for International Cooperation (CIC) and a Digital Civil Society Fellow at Stanford University, and has held numerous fellowship and research associate positions including with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and the Oxford Internet Institute (OII). Nyabola has also worked as a research lead for several projects on human rights broadly and digital rights specifically around the world, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Global Development Trends Journal of the Development and Peace Foundation, the Culture and Development Foundation for East Africa in Dar es Salaam, and the Africa Policy Research Initiative in Berlin.
She has published in several academic journals including the African Security Review and The Women’s Studies Quarterly, and contributed to numerous edited collections. Nanjala 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).