Holly Okonkwo is a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, researcher and professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality at the University of Denver. In Spring 2019, she will be joining the Department of Anthropology at Purdue University. Her work focuses on the situated knowledge production of women scientist and technologists of the African diaspora and the material and cultural practices of scientific knowledge production, learning and innovation. Her current project explores the experiences of women participating in international research projects and local science and technology development initiatives in and between Nigeria, Ghana and Europe. This project is in collaboration with the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences and faculty at the University of Benin in Nigeria.
This PECE essay helps to answer the STS Across Borders analytic question: “What people, projects, and products exemplify how this STS formation has developed over time?”
This essay highlights prominant and upcoming individuals working on critical science and technology issues in Africa and is part of a broader exhibit on "STS in Africa."