Emma Park

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Emma Park

Doctoral Candidate in History

1029 Tisch Hall, Ann Arbor MI, 48109-1003


  • Affiliation(s)
    • Science Technology and Society (STS) Certificate Program
    • Science, Technology and Society (STS) Colloquium
    • African History and Anthropology Workshop (AHAW)
    • African Studies Center (ASC)
  • Fields of Study
    • Colonial and postcolonial East Africa
    • Science and Technology Studies (STS)
    • Technopolitics
    • Youth cultures
  • About

    My research explores the types of politics, and types of political imaginaries, that have assembled around technologies and infrastructures of mobility in colonial and postcolonial Kenya. Working at the intersection of Science and Technology Studies (STS), African Studies and media studies, I am interested in the relationship between governance and technology, how technologies and infrastructures mediate the relationships between subjects and the state, and popular attempts to capture, reconfigure, and appropriate these strategies (and objects) of rule. In particular, I am concerned with how technopolitical strategies are vernacularized in the practice of everyday life.

  • Education
    • BA, History, Concordia University, 2007
    • MA, History, Concordia University, 2010
  • Awards
    • 2010-Present Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Graduate Fellowship
    • 2012 Research Award from the Africa Studies Center. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, USA
    • 2012-2013 Eisenberg Fellow. Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies (EIHS). University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, USA