MIT welcomes seven new MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars

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



2014-2015 MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars

Coco Fusco

Coco Fusco is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist and writer. Fusco’s performances and videos…

Malika Jeffries-EL

Malika Jeffries-EL is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Iowa State University. Her research focuses on…

Calestous Juma

Calestous Juma is an authority on the application of science and technology to sustainable development…

James Mickens

James Mickens is a researcher in the Distributed Systems group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington.

Hakeem M. Oluseyi

Hakeem M. Oluseyi is an internationally recognized astrophysicist, inventor, science communicator, and…

André Taylor

André D. Taylor is an Associate Professor at Yale and leads the Transformative Materials and Devices…

Kimani C. Toussaint

Kimani C. Toussaint is an Assoc. Prof. of Mechanical Science and Engineering…

MIT 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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