Dr Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou
Assistant Professor, Advanced School of Mass Communication, University of Yaoundé II,
Visiting Researcher, Centre for Law, Technology and Society, University of Ottawa; and Researcher, Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) network.
Co-Founder of the Decolonial Library Dominique Mvogo
Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou, a Cameroonian researcher, holds a PhD in public communication from the Université Laval in Quebec City. Thomas’ research interests are in the digital humanities, open science, social innovation and scholarly communication, with a strong theoretical focus on decolonial studies and critical approaches to development. He is working on the African landscape of scholarly communication in order to improve, through commons of knowledge, the visibility of African researchers on the scientific web, to promote diversity and inclusion in open access, as well as to fight the neocolonial and neocapitalist hidden faces of open access.
Managing director, Intersection GLAM and Well Spoken Tokens
Jass Thethi is the Managing Director and Founder of Intersectional GLAM, Well Spoken Tokens and the Intersectional GLAM CIC and 2021 Conference: Disrupt and Empower. She has been described by her peers as a Specialist and Leader of Diversity and Inclusion, Mentor, Philanthropist and pain in the ass to the Status Quo. She has published academic papers and her online articles are used in academic archival courses. She has worked with UK and international organisations to develop their diversity, inclusion and intersectionality.