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About Us

The Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology and Society is dedicated to building diverse communities for the study of technology, medicine, and science in past and present societies. The activities we support are designed to contribute to building a better community because at the AJI community is the method.

The Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology and Society

The AJI was established in 2018 in the memory of Ann Johnson, and through the generous donation of Jim and Elaine Johnson, and Katherine Lewandowski. Ann was a faculty member in the History and Philosophy departments of USC from 2004-2015. In 2015 she left South Carolina to take up a position at Cornell University. Ann passed away suddenly in December 2016 from a rare form of cancer. Ann was an excellent scholar and teacher who successfully bridged disciplinary boundaries. But most of all, she was a supportive and loyal friend. The AJI aims to embody these characteristics by funding interdisciplinary communities for research and pedagogy. Equally, it strives to be a place where members of the academic community, students, and those outside the University feel welcome, valued and at ease.

The AJI is co-directed by Leah McClimans (Philosophy) and Allison Marsh (History).

To see upcoming calls for applications, events and other opportunities, please see the interactive calendar.

If you’d like to Contact Us please send an email to aji4sts@email.edu. Interested in hearing about upcoming events or big announcements? Send us an email and we’ll add you to our email list. We won’t flood your inbox.

Support the AJI and help us continue to build unique communities of people willing to think and work outside the box.


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.

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