Katrien Pype is an anthropologist who has been working on Kinshasa’s media and technology cultures since 2003. She has published in journals such as Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology; Journal of the Royal Anthropological Society; Visual Anthropology; and Media, Culture & Society. Her monograph, The Making of the Pentecostal Melodrama: Religion, Media, and Gender in Kinshasa, was published in 2012; she also co-edited a volume on Ageing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Spaces and Practices of Care (Bristol University Press). Katrien also co-initiated the CongoResearchNetwork. She is associate professor in anthropology at the KU Leuven.