Yu-Hsuan Wang

Email: yuhsuan.wang@wisc.edu

Advisor: Devin Kennedy

Yu-Hsuan Wang headshot


I am interested in the contemporary history of the scientific instrument in East Asia. My research focuses on how mass spectrometry, a trace analysis technique in monitoring environmental pollutants, moves from the U.S. to East Asia and from scientific laboratories to industrial factories, subsequently shaping the ideas of environmental health in Cold War period Taiwan. Before entering UW-Madison, I held a master’s degree in geography with three-year research training in science and technology studies at National Taiwan University.


M.S., Geography, National Taiwan University, 2020
B.A., Geography, National Taiwan Normal University, 2017
B.F.A. Performing Arts, National Taiwan Normal University, 2017


  • History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
  • East Asian History

Selected Publications

  • Wang, Yu-Hsuan and Chen, Yi-Chun. “Archiving Nature” TFAM Contemporary Texts: Archive, edited by Lee, Li-Chun. Taipei: Taipei Fine Arts Museum. Sep.2023.
  • “From Floor Plans and Exhibition Galleries It Emerges: An Actor-Network Study of Installation Art in the Making.” Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science Technology and Medicine 35(2022):167-224.
  • Wang, Yu-Hsuan and Lin, Shih-Jung “An Information Warfare of Epidemic Prevention that Seeks an Elegant Balance: From Body to Border”, DIGIARTS.Dec.2021.
  • “Dance with Artifacts” Youth Literary. Dec.2021.

Selected Awards

  • 2023 Holtz Center Top-Up Fellowship
  • 2020 “Dean’s Award” M.S. degree in College of Science, National Taiwan University
  • 2019 Graduate Student Travel Grant, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan