MIT welcomes nine MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars for 2023-24

MIT welcomes nine MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars for 2023-24

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MLK Scholars 2023-24

Top row, from left to right: Denise Frasier, Morgane König, Angelino Viceisza, and Tawanna Dillahunt. Bottom row, left to right: Wasalu "Lupe Fiasco" Jaco, Jean-Luc Pierite, Angélica María Mayolo Obregón, Christine Taylor-Butler, and Kwabena Donkor.


Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professors and Scholars will enhance and enrich the MIT community through engagement with students and faculty.


Established in 1990, the MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars Program at MIT welcomes outstanding scholars to the Institute for visiting appointments. MIT aspires to attract candidates who are, in the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “trailblazers in human, academic, scientific and religious freedom.” The program honors King’s life and legacy by expanding and extending the reach of our community. 

The MLK Scholars Program has welcomed more than 140 professors, practitioners, and professionals at the forefront of their respective fields to MIT. They contribute to the growth and enrichment of the community through their interactions with students, staff, and faculty. They pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy of service and social justice, and they embody MIT’s values: excellence and curiosity, openness and respect, and belonging and community.  

Each new cohort of scholars actively participates in community engagement and supports MIT’s mission of “advancing knowledge and educating students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century."