John Krige

Kranzberg Professor Emeritus

Member Of:
  • School of History and Sociology
Office Location: Retired, living in Paris, France


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. 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).  Some of 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).  His most recent books all deal with knowledge circultion, i.e. two edited collections, How Knowldge Moves. Writing the Transnational History of Science and Technology (University of Chicago Press, 2017), Knowledge Flows in a Global Age. A Transnational Approach   (University of Chicago Press, 2022).  Krige also co-aithored with Mario Daniels, Knowledge Regulation and Nationeal Security in Postwar America (University of Chicago Press, 2022).  He has uploaded two CVs.  One for the perio 2000 to April 2020, and another for subsequent period, April 2020 to December 2022.

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


Research Fields:
  • History of Technology/Engineering and Society
  • Modern Global History/Science, Technology, and Nationalism
  • U.S. Society and Politics/Policy Perspectives
  • Europe
  • United States
  • International Development
  • Weapons and Security


  • HTS-2037: 20th Century Europe
  • HTS-2084: Technology and Society
  • HTS-3080: History of Rocketry
  • HTS-6002: Proseminar-Hist of Tech
  • HTS-6101: Soc & Pol Hist of U.S.
  • HTS-6102: Soc & Pol Hist of Europe
  • HTS-6111: Tech & Modern Culture
  • HTS-6113: Development Tech Sci
  • HTS-6115: Sociology Sci Tech
  • HTS-6121: Science Tech Security
  • HTS-6124: Sci&Tech Beyond Borders

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