Gabrielle Hecht

Department of History, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 – USA
Tel: 1 (734) 647-7937; Fax: 1 (734) 647-4881
Program in Science, Technology and Society

Current Research | Selected Publications | Courses Taught | Curriculum Vitae

Current Research

Works In Progress

Selected Publications


Being Nuclear

Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade

(MIT Press, 2012)

Being Nuclear

Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War 

Edited by Gabrielle Hecht (MIT Press, 2011)

The Radiance of France

The Radiance of France: Nuclear Power and National Identity after World War II

(MIT Press, 1998, 2009) — ACLS e-book version

Edelstein Prize, Society for the History of Technology
Henry Baxter Adams Prize,
American Historical Association
Fleck Prize runner-up,
Society for Social Studies of Science

Le rayonnement de la France

Le rayonnement de la France: Énergie nucléaire et identité nationale après la seconde guerre mondiale

Translation of The Radiance of France. (Paris, France: Éditions de la Découverte, Collection Anthropologie des Sciences et Techniques, 2004)

Technologies of Power

Technologies of Power: Essays in Honor of Thomas Parke Hughes and Agatha Chipley Hughes

Co-edited with Michael Thad Allen (MIT Press, 2001)



Articles and Essays

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

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Graduate Courses

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Gabrielle Hecht's CV, last updated September 2011