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Academic Profile

Asst Prof Park Hyung Wook


Assistant Professor
History
School of Humanities
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Email: HWPARK@NTU.EDU.SG
Phone: (+65)65923565
Office: HSS-05-14(HIST)

Education
  • PhD University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 2009
  • MSc Seoul National University 2001
  • BSc (Biology) (High Hons) Yonsei University 1996
Biography
I was trained as a historian of science and medicine at the University of Minnesota. After earning my doctoral degree in 2009, I got my first job as a lecturer in the history of medicine at the University of Durham, England. After a year, I moved to the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in Korea as an assistant professor, and then came to join the NTU faculty in 2012. My area of expertise is the history of the biomedical sciences and medicine in the modern world, including the problem of aging, the body, cross-disciplinary communication, and the definition of normality in clinical studies. In addition to my research and teaching, I enjoy swimming, hiking, and bicycling.
Research Interests
History of Biomedical Science and Medicine
History of the Body
History of Aging and Gertontology
Korean Science and Medicine
Current Projects
  • Aging and Immunity: A Historical Research on Gerontology and Immunology in the United States and the United Kingdom, 1900-1960
  • Constructing Failure: Tissue Culture and Tissue Transplantation in Twentieth Century Biomedicine
  • Crafting Seoul National University Hospital: Healthcare, Medical Modernity, and Their Techno-Cultural Construction
Selected Publications
  • Hyung Wook Park. (2017, April). Historical Perspectives. Paper presented at European Network in Aging Studies, Graz, Australia.
  • Hyung Wook Park. (2016, November). Managing Failure: Peter Brian Medawar's Study of Immunological Tolerance and the Age of Biomedicine. Paper presented at History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • Hyung Wook Park. (2016, November). Science and Cosmopolitanism in Asia. Paper presented at History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • Hyung Wook Park. (2016, November). Gerontologists and Their Biosocial Visions: The Creation of Gerontology from Historical Perspectives. Paper presented at Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
  • Hyung Wook Park. (2016). Constructing Failure: Leonard Hayflick, Biomedicine, and the Problems with Tissue Culture. Annals of Science, 73(3), 303-327.

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