Noémi Tousignant

Noémi Tousignant is a historian of science and public health in late-colonial and postcolonial Africa, specifically focused on Senegal. She is a lecturer in Science and Technology Studies at University College London. Tousignant studied the History of Medicine at McGill University and since 2006, has been working on the history and ethnography of pharmaceuticals, pharmacists and health research in colonial and post-independence Senegal.

Noémi Tousignant est une historienne des sciences et de la santé publique en Afrique coloniale et postcoloniale, centrée sur le Sénégal. Elle est professeur de cours en sciences et technologies à l'University College London. Tousignant a étudié l'histoire de la médecine à l'Université McGill et, depuis 2006, travaille sur l'histoire et l'ethnographie des produits pharmaceutiques, des pharmaciens et de la recherche en santé au Sénégal dans les colonies et après l'indépendance.

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."


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May 20, 2018

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Angela Okune. 20 May 2018, "Noémi Tousignant", STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 18 August 2018, accessed 17 June 2024.émi-tousignant