Matthew B. Crawford - 2010
Research Fellow, University of Virginia and Owner, Shockoe Moto

Author of the widely praised ‘The Case for Working with your Hands, or Why Office Work is Bad for Us and Fixing Things Feels Good’, Matthew's address to Assemble 2010 provoked thought on the virtues of manual competence and the satisfaction gathered from maintenance and repair

Matthew Crawford is a philosopher and mechanic. He has a Ph.D. in political philosophy from the University of Chicago and served as a postdoctoral fellow on its Committee on Social Thought. Currently a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, he also runs Shockoe Moto, an independent motorcycle repair shop.


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