Martin Luther King, Jr. demonstrated [the butterfly] effect in the social and political realms: for if ever one man’s life–and life’s work–changed an entire society irreversibly, it was his life.

CHARLES M. VEST - MIT President 1990-2004


2017-2018 MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars

Kimberly Brown

Kimberly Brown is an Assistant Professor of English and Africana…

Garnette Cadogan

Garnette Cadogan is a writer and Visiting Fellow at the…

Anita Hill

Anita Hill is a Professor of Social Policy, Law, and…

Duane Lee

Duane Lee is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics at Fisk-Vanderbilt.

Kenda Mutongi

Kenda Mutongi is a Professor of History at Williams College.


MLK Visiting Scholars Program

Program Mission:

  • honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • recognize outstanding scholars
  • support innovative research, teaching and service
  • promote diversity at the Institute
  • enrich members of the MIT community


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