Postdoc Spotlight: Luisa Cortesi

Postdoc Luisa Cortesi holding a camera during field work

September 20, 2018 

Featured as part of Cornell’s Postdoc Appreciation Week 2018 

Luisa Cortesi is a Stanford H. Taylor Postdoctoral Fellow in Science and Technology Studies and Anthropology at Cornell University.

What is your degree, field, and hometown?

My academic background is somewhat convoluted—not so infrequent for anthropologists. I have a postgraduate degree in Diplomacy and International Relations, for which I studied economics, history, geography, law, linguistics, politics, and statistics. I soon realized, however, I was not sufficiently “inclined to obedience,” or at least not enough to become a diplomat.

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