Laura Foster is a faculty member in the Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University. She earned a PhD in women’s studies from UCLA and a joint J.D/M.A. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Professor Foster specializes in qualitative studies of intellectual properties through her expertise in post-colonial science studies, feminist socio-legal studies, critical race theory, and biotechnologies. Her research draws upon her human rights work in Southern Africa since 1998 and previous practice experience in corporate transactions and taxation law.
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."