Myesha Jemison


Myesha is an early career researcher and writer based in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. Her dissertation research investigates Cambridge Analytica’s use of data mining, misinformation/disinformation, and other tools to influence political elections in sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on Kenya and Nigeria. Broadly, Myesha’s interests centre on intersections between technology and inequity, Indigenous knowledge and power, cultural understanding and learning, and Black and Indigenous imaginations of the future. At Cambridge, in addition to being Co-chair of the Cambridge University African Students Mentorship Programme (CAMP), she is a Gates Cambridge Scholar, Founder and President of the Afro-American Society, and a Trustee of the Cambridge University Student Union.

Before beginning her PhD, Myesha completed her master’s at Columbia University and earned her bachelor’s at Princeton University, where she served her fellow students as the first Black Woman elected as student-body (SU) president.

Myesha spends her “spare time” highlighting Black and Indigenous narrative histories via Scholarship, travelling internationally (39 countries so far), hosting socials, coding, and eating seasoned food.