People

Jaehwan Hyun

Postdoctoral Fellow (Sep 2018-Aug 2020)

PhD

Jaehwan Hyun is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Department III. He received his PhD in 2018 at Seoul National University, with a dissertation examining the role of geopolitics and international collaboration in the mutual constitution of genetic sciences and national identity in South Korea from 1953 to 2009. Before joining the MPIWG, Jaehwan was a postdoctoral research fellow of the Japan-Korea Cultural Foundation at Tokyo University of Science, Japan. Now he focuses on how global conservation movements and related scientific collaborations were entangled with the postcolonial nation-building of South Korea and Japan during the Cold War period. In particular, he looks at how anthropologists and ecologists ‘naturalize’ borderlands and border peoples in these countries as a part of the International Biological Program (IBP) in the 1960s and 1970s. Cooperative research with Americans on two borderlands—the Korean Demilitarized Zone and Okinawa—and two border peoples—the ‘traditional’ female diver communities (haenyeo/ama) and the ‘mixed-blood’ children—and the social, political context will be examined in his project.

Projects

Ecologizing Borderlands, Racializing Border People: The International Biological Program (IBP) in South Korea, 1963–1975

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The Mask—Arrayed

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Events

Gendered Physiology: The Sea Women and Physiological Research across the Pacific

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Cold War Seminar Series

CANCELED: Nuclear Diplomacy: How Knowledge Becomes Worthy of Global Circulation

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Cold War Seminar Series

POSTPONED: Socialism and Scientific Internationalism in Sino-British Scientific Networks from World War to Cold War

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Cold War Seminar Series

POSTPONED: From Soil Erosion to Global Warming: The Postwar Internationalist Origins of Global-scale Environmental Crisis

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Cold War Seminar Series

POSTPONED: Rethinking Collaboration: Medical Research and Working Relationships at the Iranian Pasteur Institute

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Cold War Seminar Series

The Common Problems of Modern Societies: IIASA as a Case for Détente Science

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Cold War Seminar Series

Margaret Thatcher, the Cold War, and International Science in the 1980s

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Cold War Seminar Series

Changing Channel: What is Science Diplomacy and How Could It Help Us to Better Understand Cold War Science?

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Roundtable

Of Materiality and Minds: Provocations in the History of Science Across Environments

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News & Press

New project "The Mask—Arrayed" explores material, technological, and cultural aspects of the face mask

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