Michel Wahome is a Researcher on the Geonet project at Oxford Internet Institute. She is interested in how science and technology shape socio-economics. Her doctoral research at the University of Edinburgh was on the modes of digital entrepreneurship in Nairobi, Kenya. She has also been involved in research projects on social media and security in Kenya and the co-construction of computer science in academic institutions in East Africa. Michel’s professional background includes innovation and science policy advisory related to ‘smart cities’ at the New York Academy of Sciences. She is also a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Canada and Bard College in the United States of America.
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."