Gabrielle Hecht

Gabriele Hecht is professor of History at the University of Michigan, where she also directs the Program in Science, Technology, and Society. Hecht has written award-winning books such as Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade (MIT Press and Wits University Press, 2012). Hecht serves as scientific advisor on the board for the Andra, France’s national radioactive waste management agency, amond others. More broadly, Hecht’s scholarship addresses themes such as technopolitics, occupational and environmental health, labor, ontological politics, and nationalism, colonialism, and post-coloniality. She is currently working on a book on technology and power in Africa, as well as a series of essays on radioactive and other forms of waste, tentatively titled Toxic Tales from the African Anthropocene.

Instructor, Campus 2016 (Techno-Metabolism Seminar)
(Whose? Reading “The Technosphere” and “The Anthropocene” from Africa Seminar)