Academic transhumanism refers to key figures within the transhumanist community as well as particular style of transhumanist approach.
The transhumanist politicisation controversy from 2014 onwards marked a departure of dominance of these thinkers within the sphere, with the focus shifting towards Zoltan Istvan and the new transhumanist party movement.
- James Hughes - head of the IEET a strongly academic-focused transhumanist think tank
- Natasha Vita-More - movement co-founder, established speaker, lecturer and artist
- Nick Bostrom - head of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford university