Rayvon Fouché



Works in Progress

Game Changer: Techno-science and the Fate of Athletic Competition, (Johns Hopkins University Press).

Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, with Clark Miller, Laurel Smith-Doerr, and Ulrike Felt, (4th Edition in cooperation with the Society for Social Studies of Science).

Recent Writing

“(How) Have Technological Shifts Changed Being a Sports Fan?” Culture Digitally, with Mel Stanfill.

“Aren’t Athletes Cyborgs?: Technology, Bodies, and Sporting Competitions,” Women's Studies Quarterly.

with Sharra Vostral “Selling’ Women: Lillian Gilbreth, Gender Translation, and Intellectual Property,” Gender, Social Policy, & the Law.

“Analog turns Digital: Hip-hop, Technology, and the Maintenance of Racial Authenticity,” in Trevor Pinch and Karin Bijsterveld, The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

“From Black Inventors to One Laptop Per Child: Exporting a Racial Politics of Technology,” in Lisa Nakamura and Peter Chow-White, Race After the Internet, New York: Routledge.

“Shepherding Science & Technology Studies beyond Matthew and Matilda” Archaeologies.

Building New Bridges: Rethinking the Relationships between African Americans, Science, and TechnologyOxford African American Studies Center.

“Cycling’s ‘Fix’,” Journal of Sport and Social Issues 33 (1).

Hip-Hop and African American Innovation,” Prototype, The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, Smithsonian Institution, February, 2009.

“Hip Hop, Technology and the Circulation of Cultural Knowledge Across the Pacific,” Doshisha American Studies Journal 48 (1).

“Pioneer of Light,” New York Archives 6 (4).

“The Wretched of the Gulf: Racism, Technological Dramas, and Black Politics of Technology,” The Black Scholar, 36 (4).

“‘Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud’: African Americans, American Culture, and Black Vernacular Technological Creativity,” American Quarterly, 58 (3).



“Digital History,” Illinois Informatics Institute Curriculum Development Grant.

“A Comparative Investigation of Technological Transformation and Musical Expression,” National Science Foundation.

“Black Inventive Community in Washington, DC,” National Science Foundation.


Press and Interviews

High Tech Kit Speeds Athletes into New Era

Chicago Humanities Festival
Game-Changer: Technology in Sports

University of Illinois LAS Alumni Magazine
Sonic Inventors

The New York Times
Scholar Examines Black Inventors
About a Third-Rail Pioneer, Gallant Disagreement

San Antonio Express
Black Inventor Busts Stereotypes

BET Nightly News
History of Black Inventors

Talking History
Black Inventors (Real, mp3)

Digital Discrimination: The New Racism?

Investor's Business Daily
His Innovations Shed Light On Incandescence