Laura Ann Twagira

Assistant Professor of History

Wesleyan University

Laura Ann Twagira is an Assistant Professor of History at Wesleyan University. She was awarded the 2013 ICOHTEC Young Scholar Book Prize from the International Committee for the History of Technology. The ICOHTEC is interested in the history of technology, focusing on technological development as well as its relationship to science, society, economy, culture and the environment.

Twagira was honored for her Rutgers University dissertation on the study of women’s development of food technology in early 20th century colonial west Africa, Women and Gender at the Office du Niger (Mali).