Changes in INES Leadership

It’s been an honor to serve as your INES chair for the past year and as Vice Chair working with Astushi Akera for the previous two. I’ll be stepping down at the end of December 2022 in order to step into the Editor-in-Chief role of our journal Engineering Studies. I adore scholarly publishing and am thrilled for the opportunity to build on what Gary Downey and Cyrus Mody have built for our intellectual community. Please look for upcoming announcements and opportunities to plan for the journal’s next stages.

I’m thrilled to announce that Brent Jesiek (Purdue) will be stepping in as chair. If you know our network, you know that Brent has been a key figure in its development. He’s been serving as our webmaster for as long as I’ve been familiar with the network and does a lot of work behind the scenes to keep the membership enrollments and listservs going.

About INES

Founded in 2004 in Paris, the International Network for Engineering Studies (INES) is an interdisciplinary arena of scholarly research and teaching built around the question: What are the relationships among the technical and nontechnical dimensions of engineering practice, and how do these relationships change over time and from place to place? Addressing and responding to this question can also involve engineering studies scholars as critical participants in the areas they study including, for example, engineering professional configuration and formation, engineering work practices, engineering design, equity (gender, racial, ethnic, class, geopolitical inclusion within engineering), and engineering’s service to society.

Membership in INES is designed to complement memberships in other professional societies—the constitutive disciplines and areas of study upon which INES scholarship builds. INES' mission is threefold:

  1. Advance research and teaching in historical, social, cultural, political, philosophical, rhetorical, and organizational studies of engineers and engineering;
  2. Build and serve diverse communities of researchers, teachers, and thoughtful (reflexive) practitioners interested in engineering studies; and
  3. Link scholarly work in engineering studies to broader discussions and debates about engineering education, research, practice, policy, and representation.

Officers and Directors


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