Jess Auerbach works at the African Leadership University in Pamplemousses, Mauritius. She recently completed her doctorate in Anthropology at Stanford, and has been deeply involved in setting up systems and implementation of teaching, curriculum design, ethics, faculty development, faculty governance, diversity training of staff and students, decoloniality, and much else besides.
Jess' past work has included several studies of and with refugees in Southern Africa, a collaborative ethnographic analysis of last-mile healthcare delivery in Zambia, and continuous engagement in questions of canon-formation and change in University curricula in South Africa and in Angola.
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."