Lee Vinsel

Co-Director

Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, Virginia Tech

I was a co-founder of The Maintainers with Andy Russell, in 2016. As a co-director, I work with Andy, Jessica, and Lauren on research projects, outreach, and a variety of organizational work that goes into maintaining The Maintainers. I am trained as a historian of technology but have since moved more broadly into the interdisciplinary social scientific study of human life with technology. My favorite part of working in The Maintainers is hearing from other people what its ideas are doing for people and helping them see in their lives, as well as hearing people’s maintenance stories and stories about Maintainers they have loved.



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