Stefan Helmreich

Stefan Helmreich

Professor of Anthropology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Biography

Stefan Helmreich is the Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of Silicon Second Nature: Culturing Artificial Life in a Digital World (UC Press). He received his PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University and prior to coming to MIT held fellowships at Cornell, Rutgers, and NYU. His research has examined how biologists think through the limits of “life” as a category of analysis.