STS in "Africa" Personal Careers

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."

Scholars working on Science and Technology in Africa have worked on a wide range of projects related to cultural astronomy (HolbrookSegla); innovation and entrepreneurship (WahomeMavhungaAvleDensmoreOdumosuMwendaBurrell); hardware “hacking” (CobanMboa Nkoudou); data (BirukTichenorBezuidenhout); genomics (OkekePollock); intellectual property (FosterOsseo-Asare); urbanism (Adelusi-Adeluyi); health, healing and medicine (LivingstonMeekLangwickPollockTantchouHamdyBentonOsseo-Asare); capital (PetersonBreckridge); capacity (TousignantOkeke); energy (Osseo-AsareHecht); environment (RarieyaGreenSolomon; Juma); imperialism (Tilley); scholarly mobility and infrastructures (BernardAuerbachOkonkwoLachenalMwangola); humanitarianism and “development” (PetersonBernalBirukBurrellBenton); new media (OpeibiBernalAvle); biometrics (VallyBreckridge); race and gender (PollockBentonTwagiraOkonkwo).


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