MA PROGRAM DIRECTOR, LECTURER IN DISCIPLINE
Office: 410A Kent Hall
Office Hours: W 12:00-2:00
Teaching Hours: TR 10:10-11:25
PhD: Columbia University (’18)
MA: Bogazici University (’10)
BA: Bogazici University (’07)
Ulug Kuzuoglu’s book project, Codes of Modernity: Chinese Scripts in an Age of Global Information Revolution, explores the history of script reforms in China during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. During this period, Chinese intellectuals attacked the Chinese writing system as inadequate to meet the demands of an emergent global knowledge economy, precipitated by the rise of telegraphic networks, printing technologies, and bureaucratic exigencies for information management. Tracing the links between Chinese intellectuals, American behavioral scientists, Soviet psycho-technicians, and Central Asian thinkers in inventing new scripts for China, his work evaluates the history of Chinese scripts as a transnational history of information and communications.
“Codebooks for the Mind: Dictionary Index Reforms in Republican China, 1912-1937,” Information & Culture, vol. 53, no. 3/4 (2018).
“Chinese Cryptography: The Chinese Nationalist Party and Intelligence Management, 1927-1949,” Cryptologia (2018).