Jan Hua-Henning

Assistant Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Duke Kunshan University

Jan Hua-Henning is a historian of technology and risk. He writes about topics ranging from the history of emergency services and urban infrastructure to the history of race and disease. His current research focuses on how technology helps reveal who and what societies have deemed worthy of protection. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include the history and philosophy of science and technology, the global history of risk, and German and U.S. history.
He has published in the flagship journal for the history of technology, Technology & Culture, and with the research group KRITIS on critical infrastructure. He has been a member of the Society for the History of Technology and the German Studies Association since 2019.
Hua-Henning has an M.A. in history from the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany. He received his Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of science and technology from the University of Toronto, Canada. Before joining Duke Kunshan University, he was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Free University Berlin.



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