Clapperton Mavhunga named to inaugural group of Poesis Fellows
A New Initiative
Clapperton Mavhunga, Assistant Professor of Science, Technology and Society (STS), has been selected to be among the first group of Poesis Fellows, a new initiative based at the Institute for Public Knowledge, located at New York University.
“This is a tremendous honor and opportunity for Clapperton," says David Mindell, Professor of the History of Manufacturing and Technology, and Director of STS. "It provides him access to an innovative new network of colleagues and mentors, from a wide range of disciplines and countries, with whom to work through research problems. I’m sure he will make great contributions, and connect our program broadly around the world.”
The Fellowship enables Mavhunga to join a community of researchers and practitioners engaged in
Poesis is directed by Richard Sennett, University Professor of the Humanities, and Craig Calhoun,
A Community of Colleagues and Mentors
The Fellowship will provide support for collective activities including group meetings, opportunities
About Clapperton Mavhunga
Faculty Profile | STS
Assistant Professor of Science, Technology and Society, Mavhunga researches and teaches courses on the interaction between people, science, technology, and nature/environment in Africa. His ambition is to theorize the scientific and technological basis for indigenous African knowledge and its trajectory before, during and after the European colonial moment. Mavhunga is the author of several articles and book chapters on indigenous knowledge, western science and technology, and wildlife in Southern and East African society.
Program in Science, Technology and Society
The Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology attempts to increase understanding of the human-built world. In this world, science and technology have broken through the walls of industry and of the laboratory to become an inextricable and determining element of nature, culture, and history.