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Myesha Jemison

Student Fellow


Myesha is an early career researcher and writer based in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. Her dissertation research investigates the history of the West’s use of sub-Saharan Africa as a testing laboratory for its digital technologies before launching in the West, and uses Cambridge Analytica as a case study.

Broadly, Myesha’s interests centre on intersections between technology and inequity, Indigenous knowledge and power, cultural understanding and learning, and Black and Indigenous imaginations of future. At Cambridge she is a Gates Cambridge Scholar, Founder and President of the Afro-Americans Society, and Co-chair of the Cambridge University African Students Mentorship Programme (CAMP). Before beginning her PhD, Myesha completed her masters at Columbia University and earned her bachelors at Princeton University, where she served her fellow students as the first Black Woman elected as student-body (SU) president. Myesha spends her “spare time” highlighting Black and Indigenous narrative histories via Scholourship, travelling internationally (35+ countries), hosting socials, and eating seasoned food.

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