MIT hosts seven distinguished MLK Professors and Scholars for 2020-21

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, MIT has been charged with reimagining its campus, classes, and programs, including the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Visiting Professors and Scholars Program (VPSP). Founded in 1990, MLK VPSP honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by increasing the presence of and recognizing the contributions of scholars from underrepresented groups at MIT. MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars enhance their scholarship through intellectual engagement with the MIT community and enrich the cultural, academic, and professional experience¬†of students. The program hosts between four and eight scholars each year. But what does a virtual year mean for a visiting scholar? Even with the challenge of remote learning and limited in-person contact, MLK VPSP faculty hosts have articulated innovative ways to engage with the MIT community. Moya Bailey, for instance, will be a content contributor for the Program in Women’s and Gender Studies’ website Continue reading MIT hosts seven distinguished MLK Professors and Scholars for 2020-21