The Social Life of Data


  • Brendan Rand Tuttle The City University of New York (CUNY) and Forcier - South Sudan


Review of Biruk, Crystal.  2018.  Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2018.

Author Biography

Brendan Rand Tuttle, The City University of New York (CUNY) and Forcier - South Sudan

Brendan Tuttle lives and works in South Sudan, where he is Research Manager for Forcier South Sudan’s Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Unit and for the Evidence and Learning Facility in South Sudan (ELFSS) of DFID's Humanitarian and Resilience Programme in South Sudan (HARISS).  He holds a doctorate in anthropology from Temple University and is a Research Associate with the Children’s Environments Research Group (CERG) at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY).


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