Ellan Spero
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of History; Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
Cambridge, USA


Ellan F. Spero studies the ways that people envision human progress through the institutions, things, and narratives that they create. A historian of technology and business, her current research focuses on narratives of progress in academic entrepreneurship, in particular nascent academic-industrial, and international collaboration. 
Research fields: History of Science and Technology, Business and Economic History, History of Higher Education, Visual and Material Culture, Textiles and Fiber Science, Digital humanities.