Director, American Studies Program
Assistant Professor, History
Rayvon Fouché holds a BA in Humanities from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a MA and PhD. in Science & Technology Studies from Cornell University. His work explores the multiple intersections between cultural representation, racial identification, and technological design.
His has published or edited three books include Black Inventors in the Age of Segregation (Johns Hopkins University Press), Appropriating Technology: Vernacular Science and Social Power (University of Minnesota Press), and Technology Studies (Sage Publications). Johns Hopkins University Press will publish his forthcoming book, Game Changer: Technoscience and the Fate of Athletic Competition.
Grants and awards from the Illinois Informatics Institute, Illinois Program for the Research in Humanities, Center for Advanced Study, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation have supported his research and teaching.