Katrien Pype is an anthropologist who studies media worlds in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). She received her Ph.D. from the University of Leuven in Belgium, where she is an assistant professor. She is also a fellow at the University of Birmingham and the author of The Making of the Pentecostal Melodrama: Religion, Media, and Gender in Kinshasa. Currently, Pype runs a team project to explore the dialectics between technology and culture in postcolonial African cities. She co-initiated the Congo Research Network, a platform aimed at bringing together scholars researching the DRC throughout the humanities and social sciences.