WFSJ Board Members

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Federico Kukso

Independent science journalist
Argentina

Federico is an independent Argentinian science journalist with more than 18 years of experience writing about science, culture, and technology. He currently writes for La Nación newspaper (Argentina), Agencia Sinc (Spain), Tec Review (Mexico), and Le Monde Diplomatique.

In the past, Federico oversaw the science section of several Argentinian newspapers, and also produced science TV shows for the Discovery Channel, Tecnópolis TV, and NatGeo Latin America. Federico is the author of two books: “All You Need to Know about Science” and “The Bathrooms Weren’t Always Like This.” In 2019 he published Odorama, his latest book, which deals with the history of smell.

In 2015, he was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. The fellowship allowed him to specialize in the history of science and STS (science and technology studies) at MIT and Harvard University. In 2017, he was selected by the Konex Foundation as one of the best 100 journalists in Argentina of the past decade. At WCSJ2017 he was a session speaker at two sessions and an organizer of the session titled “Land of The Giants: South American Dinosaurs and Antarctic Secrets.”

Federico is a member of the Argentinian Network of Science Journalism (RADPC) and was recently elected WFSJ executive board member. In 2014, he was the winner of a Kavli Prize Scholarship.