Reginold Royston

Office Hours: Mondays 3-4:30pm • 144 Hollander Hall
Online Chat: Tuesdays 3-4pm via G+

Areas of Expertise

Black TechnoCulture

African Diaspora Studies

New Media 

African American Cyberculture

History and Philosophy of Technology

Contemporary Africa, Media and Culture 

Connected / Online Classrooms

Digital Storytelling 

Dr. Royston is a digital ethnographer, working at the intersection of African and African American media publics and digital practices. His research examines the role of technology in the shaping of modernity, especially around issues of race, identity, and African culture. He is currently at work on 'Re-Assembling Ghana: Diaspora, Innovation, and Network Politics' — a manuscript examining IT developers in Ghana and their relationship to Africans living abroad in the U.S. and Europe.

As an instructor Dr. Royston has overseen the development of more than 50 mobile apps and New Media art projects. A former journalist, Dr. Royston has worked throughout the U.S., as a reporter, a graphic designer and a music critic. Originally from Rochester, NY, he has deep roots in Oakland, Calif., Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.