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 support for science and technology and the foreign policies of governments.
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. He co-edited, with Kai-Henrik Barth (Security Studies Program, Georgetown University), Global Power Knowledge. Science,Technology and International Affairs ( Osiris, Vol. 21, University of Chicago Press, 2006) and with Helke Rausch (Freiburg University), American Foundations and the Coproduction of World Order in the 20th Century (Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2012). His most recent monograph is American Hegemony and the Postwar Reconstruction of Science in Europe (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2006). Other publications include NASA in the World. Fifty Years of International Collaboration in Space (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), co-authored with Angelina Long Callahan and Ashok Maharaj, and an edited collection with Naomi Oreskes entitled Science and Technology in the Global Cold War (MIT Press, 2014).