Jessica Ann WANG

University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada


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PhD in Science and Technology Studies, Professor, Professor at Geography Department, UBC

Research interests:

History of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cold War Science, American History, International History

Membership in scientific associations:

  • History of Science Society, member
  • Organization of American Historians, member
  • Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, member

Membership in the editorial boards of other journals:

  • “Journal of American History” (Oxford, UK), editorial board member
  • “Isis” (Chikago, USA), editorial board member, Advisory Editor

Publications in the subject area of the journal “Voprosy istorii estestvoznaniia i tekhniki” [“Studies in the History of Science and Technology”]:

  • Knowledge, State Power, and the Invention of International Science, Knowledge Flows in a Global Age: A Transnational Approach, ed. J. Krige, Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2022, pp. 31-73.
  • Agricultural Expertise, Race, and Economic Development: Small Producer Ideology and Settler Colonialism in the Territory of Hawaii, 1900-1917, History and Technology, 2020, vol. 36, no. 3-4 (Development Interventions: Science, Technology and Technical Assistance), pp. 310-336. DOI: 10.1080/07341512.2020.1859775
  • Empires of Knowledge: Constructing Global Order in the Twentieth Century, History and Technology, 2019, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 195-363. DOI: 10.1080/07341512.2019.1680141 (with Jansen, A. and Krige, J.)
  • Plants, Insects, and the Biological Management of American Empire: Tropical Agriculture in Early Twentieth-Century Hawai‘i, History and Technology, 2019, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 203-236. DOI: 10.1080/07341512.2019.1680143
  • Mad Dogs and Other New Yorkers: Rabies, Medicine, and Society in an American Metropolis, 1840-1920, audio edition (Tantor Media, 2019).
  • “Broken Symmetry”: Physics, Aesthetics, and Moral Virtue in Nuclear Age America, Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, 2017, vol. 321, pp. 27-47. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-48893-6_3
  • A State of Rumor: Low Knowledge, Nuclear Fear, and the Scientist as Security Risk, Journal of Policy History, 2016, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 406-446. DOI: 10.1017/S0898030616000166
  • Nation, Knowledge, and Imagined Futures: Science, Technology, and Nation-Building, Post-1945, History and Technology, 2015, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 171-340. DOI: 10.1080/07341512.2015.1126022 (with Krige, J.)
  • Colonial Crossings: Social Science, Social Knowledge, and American Power, 1890-1970, Cold War Science and the Transatlantic Circulation of Knowledge, ed. J. van Dongen, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2015, pp. 184-213. DOI: 10.1163/9789004264229_011
  • Physics, Emotion, and the Scientific Self: Merle Tuve’s Cold War, Historical studies in the natural sciences, 2021, vol. 42, no, 5, pp. 341-388. DOI: 10.1525/hsns.2012.42.5.341

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