Author Archives: Suzanne Moon

About Suzanne Moon

Suzanne Moon is Associate Professor in the History of Science at the University of Oklahoma. She holds a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from Cornell University. Her research specialty is the history of technology in colonial and postcolonial Indonesia. Her recent work explores the history of Indonesia’s post-colonial industrialization, especially the transnational sociotechnical imaginaries that related technology and technological change to ideals of social justice.

Global and Usable Histories of Development

This post is part of a roundtable discussion on two historiographic articles by Joseph Hodge published in recent issues of Humanity. For more about the roundtable and all currently available posts please see this page. My sincere thanks to Dr. Hodge for producing this remarkable review essay. It brilliantly captures the simultaneous appeal and challenge of exploring the history of development. As Hodge shows, development has embodied both disruption and creativity, engaging a wide range of historical actors in both aspects of the work within Continue reading →