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Jaehwan Hyun

Postdoctoral Fellow (Sep 2018-Dec 2020)

PhD

Jaehwan Hyun is a historian of science working on the Cold War history of human biology and environmental sciences with a focus on transnational connections between South Korea, Japan, and the United States. Currently Jaehwan is living in Busan where he works as an assistant professor of Science and Technology Studies (STS) at Pusan National University. 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 human hereditary research and national identity in South Korea. Jaehwan worked at UCLA Institute of Society and Genetics (2017–2018), Tokyo University of Science (2018), and the MPIWG (2018–2020). He is working on several projects related to the Cold War reconstruction of science, people, and the environment in South Korea and Japan. While at the MPIWG (virtually), he will examine the way in which the Cold War anxiety of nuclear wars and environment contamination shaped the transpacific physiological research on the sea women (Ama in Japanese and  Haenyeo in Korean) and made the fishery workers the “primitive.” Finally, as a scholarly response to the COVID-19 crisis, now he is making an effort to create a research collective studying the making of “masked societies” in East Asia with other East Asian historians of science and STS scholars.

Projects

The Mask—Arrayed

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

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Events

Workshop

The Socio-Material History of Masked Societies in East Asia: A Virtual Workshop

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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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