South Korea

Team Members

Sang-Hyun Kim

Sogang University

Sang-Hyun Kim is Associate Professor at the Critical Global Studies Institute, Sogang University. Originally trained as a materials chemist (D.Phil., Oxford), Kim later switched to the humanities and social sciences and received his Ph.D. in history and sociology of science from the University of Edinburgh. Prior to joining Sogang, he did his postdoctoral work at the Harvard STS Program, and then worked as a faculty member at the Research Institute of Comparative History and Culture, Hanyang University, Korea. Drawing on the intersections between STS, critical development studies, environmental history, and intellectual history, Kim’s recent research has focused on the contextual analysis of the transnational formation, dissemination, and transformation of development discourse, knowledge, and practices—as well as of developmentalism and growthism as forms of governmentality—especially in Korea and other East Asian countries.

Buhm Soon Park

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Buhm Soon Park is Professor of History of Science at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He has authored numerous articles, book chapters, and reviews in the history of quantum chemistry, the history of biomedicine, and the history of East Asian science and technology. He is author or editor of several books, including Bridging the Technology Gap (Seoul National University Press, 2013) and Basic Science in Society (Hanwool, 2016). His recent study explores policy issues at the intersection between science, law, and governance in the areas like stem-cell research, genome-editing technology, and clinical trials industry. He is currently Director of Center for Anthropocene Studies, where he leads the multi-disciplinary study of sensing, governing, and imagining the Anthropocene.

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