Recent Publications

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

2018   Kusimba, S. B. It is Easy for Women to Ask: Gender and Digital Finance in Kenya. Economic Anthropology. Special Issue Theme: Finance. Accepted, forthcoming June.

2018    Kusimba, S. B. Money, Mobile Money, and Ritual in Western Kenya: The Contingency Fund and the Thirteenth Cow. African Studies Review. Accepted, forthcoming September.

2018   Kusimba, C. M., Sloan R Williams, Janet Monge, Mohamed Mchula, Rahul Oka, Gilbert Oteyo, Sibel Kusimba, and Laure Dussubieux. “Mtwapa.” In The Swahili World, edited by Stephanie Wynne-Jones and Adria LaViolette, Routledge, London, pp 226-230.

2018   Kusimba, C. and Kusimba, S. “Mosaics.” In The Swahili World, edited by Stephanie Wynne-Jones and Adria LaViolette. Routledge, London, pp. 403-418.

2018   Kusimba, S., Gabriel Kunyu, and Elizabeth Gross. “Social Networks of Mobile Money in Kenya.” In Money at the Margins: Global Perspectives on Technology, Financial Inclusion, and Design, edited by B. Maurer, S. Musaraj, and I. Small. Berghahn Books, London. In Press.

2017    Kusimba, C., R. Oka, V. Gogte, L. Dussubieux, and S. Kusimba. “Predatory Commerce and Economic Disaster: A Cautionary Tale from the Seventeenth-Century Indian Ocean Economy.” In Africa and its Diaspora: History, Identity, and Economy, edited by Samuel Oloruntoba. Panafrican University Press, Austin, Texas, pp. 89-102.

2017    Kusimba, C. M. and S. B. Kusimba. “Preindustrial Water Management in Eastern Africa.” Journal of Global Archaeology and Anthropology. 1(2):1-13.

2017    Kusimba, C., and Kusimba, S. “Trade and State Formation on the Ancient East African Coast and Southern Zambezia.” In Feast, Famine, or Fighting: Multiple Pathways to Social Complexity, ed. R. Chacon and R. Mendoza. Springer, New York, pp. 61-90.

2016     Kusimba, S.B., Y. Yang, and N. Chawla. Hearthholds of Mobile Money in Western Kenya. Economic Anthropology 3(2):266-279.

2016      Kusimba, S. An American in Kenya. In Distant Mirrors: America as a Foreign Culture, edited by Philip DeVita. Fourth Edition. Waveland Press, Long Grove, IL.

2015      Kusimba, S. B., Y. Yang, and N. Chawla. Family Networks of Mobile Money in Kenya. Information Technology in International Development 11(3):1-21.

Reports

Kusimba, S., G. Kunyu, and A. Wanyama. 2015. Mobile Money and Coming of Age in Western Kenya. Final Report to Institute for Money, Technology, and Financial Inclusion, University of California at Irvine.

Kusimba, S., Harpieth Chaggar, Elizabeth Gross, and Gabriel Kunyu. 2013. Social Networks of Mobile Money in Kenya. Working Paper, Institute for Money, Technology, and Financial Inclusion, University of California at Irvine.

Blog Posts

Kusimba, S., G. Kunyu, and D. Mark.Women, Social Capital, and Financial Inclusion:Linking Customer Data with Ethnographic Perspectives. IMTFI Blog, August 9, 2016.

Kusimba, S., G. Kunyu, and A. Wanyama. The Contingency Fund and the Thirteenth Cow, Part 1. IMTFI Blog, July 13, 2015.

Kusimba, S., G. Kunyu, and A. Wanyama. The Contingency Fund and the Thirteenth Cow, Part 2. IMTFI Blog, July 18, 2015.

Kusimba, S. Interactive Webinar Recap with Professor Kusimba and M-changa. IMTFI Blog, March 26, 2015.

Kusimba, S. Two New Videos about Networks and Mobile Money in Western Kenya.IMTFI Blog, April 3, 2015.

Kusimba, S. Grandmothers as Mobile Money Brokers in Western Kenya. IMTFI Blog, Nov. 11, 2013.

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