Patricia Kingori explores the potential for fakes to reveal hidden truths and considers the ethics of using fakes as a revelatory or investigative method.

About Patricia Kingori

patricia kingori

Professor Kingori is a sociologist whose work focuses on the ethics of global health. Her Wellcome-funded ‘Fakes, Fabrications and Falsehoods in Global Health’ research project explores concerns about the roles that fakes, authenticity and quality play in global health and the process of discerning the ‘real’ in everyday settings.

Podcast: Exploring The Genuine Fake





Unmuting Conversations on Fakes in African SpacesClick here

Kenya's "Fake Essay" Writers and the Light they Shine on Assumptions of Shadows in Knowledge Production Click here

Revelation or confirmation? The ‘fake probe’ in global health | Click here

Scholarly Publishing, Boundary Processes, and the Problem of Fake Peer Reviews | Click here

“Fake” Journals and the Fragility of Authenticity: Citation Indexes, “Predatory” Publishing, and the African Research Ecosystem | Click here

Why the pseudo matters to global health | Click here

Reflections before the storm: the AI reproduction of biased imagery in global health visuals | Click here

The masking and making of fieldworkers and data in postcolonial Global Health research contexts | Click here

Morals, morale and motivations in data fabrication: Medical research fieldworkers views and practices in two Sub-Saharan African contexts | Click here

More information

Podcast: listen to Patricia on A Podcast Of One's Own | Click here

Talk: Fakes and Facts In A Pandemic | Click here