John Krige, Ph.D.

Kranzberg Professor

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  • School of History and Sociology
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Dr. John Krige has a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and a PhD in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Sussex (Brighton, U.K.). He joined the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2000 as Kranzberg Professor in the School of History, Technology, and Society. Prior to that he directed a research group in the history of science and technology at the Cité des sceinces et de l'industrie in Paris, and was the project leader of a team that wrote the history of the European Space Agency. Krige's research focuses on the intersection between science, technology and foreign policy. Since being at Georgia Tech he has expanded his interest beyond the study of intergovernmental organizations in Western Europe to include an analysis of U.S. - European relations during the cold war. His first monograph to develop that interest was American Hegemony and the Postwar Reconstruction of Science in Europe (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2006).  Other subsequent publications include NASA in the World. Fifty Years of International Collaboration in Space (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013),  co-authored with two of his graduate students, Angelina Long Callahan and Ashok Maharaj, and an edited collection with Naomi Oreskes at Harvard University entitled Science and Technology in the Global Cold War (MIT Press, 2014).  His most recent published work includes John Krige and Jessica Wang, eds., Nation, Knowledge and Imagined Futures: Science, Technology and Nation-Building, Post-1945.  History and Technology 31:3 (2015), 171-340  and the monograph Sharing Knowledge Shaping Europe.  US Technological Collaboration and Nonproliferation (Cambridge: MIT Press, July 2016).  In November 2017 Krige organized an international workshop on Writing the Transantional History of Science and Technology. The proceedings will be published in 2018.  He and Mario Daniels (Georgetown University) have also signed an advance contract with the University of Chicago Press for a book entitled Knowledge Regulation and National Security in Postwar America.

Areas of
  • European Integration
  • Foreign Policy
  • Nuclear Non-proliferation
  • Space History
  • Transnational Knowledge Flows
  • World Order