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Arwen Mohun

Chair of the History Department
Professor of History
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
302-831-2371
 

Biography

Since 2012, Arwen P. Mohun has co-directed DELPHI (Delaware Public Humanities Institute) for the Center for Material Culture Studies. Dr. Mohun specializes in the social and cultural historian of technology.   Her publications include Steam Laundries: Gender, Work, and Technology in the United States and Great Britain, 1880-1940 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999); His and Hers: Gender, Consumption and Technology (University of Virginia Press, 1998) co-edited with Roger Horowitz; and Gender and Technology: A Reader (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003) co-edited with Nina Lerman and Ruth Oldenziel.

In her most recent book, Risk: Negotiating Safety in American Society (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013), Professor Mohun explores the changing ways Americans have understood and managed everyday risk from the 18th century to the present.  Risk was awarded the 2014 Ralph Gomery Prize from the Business History Conference.

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