Julieta Arancio


Julieta Arancio is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Science, Technology and Society at Drexel University (US). Within the field of Science and Technology Studies, Arancio’s research is concerned with the role that grassroots innovation movements play in the transition towards more democratic science, technology and innovation systems, particularly in the Global South. Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, her current project seeks to understand and produce policy recommendations on how open hardware (OH) can transform knowledge production in academia, by analysing a transnational OH initiative: the OpenFlexure microscope, co-developed between the University of Bath (UK) and Bongo Tech Labs in Tanzania. Julieta is an active member of the Global Open Science Hardware movement; she co-founded the Free/Libre technologies network in Latin America for science and education (reGOSH) and the mentorship program Open Hardware Makers, for newcomers to the field.