Rayvon Fouché is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His work explores the multiple intersections and relationships between cultural representation, racial identification, and technological design. His first book Black Inventors in the Age of Segregation (Johns Hopkins University Press) produced a broader understanding of black inventive experiences. He has co-edited Appropriating Technology: Vernacular Science and Social Power (University of Minnesota Press) and edited the four volume Technology Studies (Sage Publications). His current book project examines how sport governing bodies use technoscientific power and authority to authenticate athletic performances.