Who is Who
Ruth Oldenziel

Ruth Oldenziel

Ruth Oldenziel is professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. She received her PhD from Yale University in American History in 1992 after graduate training in American Studies at Smith College, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the University of Amsterdam. She has been a fellow at Hagley Museum and Library in Delaware and a senior fellow at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, the Lemelson Center in Washington, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies, and Georgetown University.

She has been a guest lecturer to Stanford, Princeton,  Michigan, Sorbonne, Science Museum London, Berlin Free University,  Munich TU, University of Antwerp, KU Leuven, Central University  Budapest, University of Athens.

Her publications include books and articles in the area of American, gender and technology studies:  Cold War Kitchen. Americanization, Technology, and European Users (2010); Manufacturing Technology. Manufacturing Consumers (2010); Gender and Technology. A Reader (2003); Crossing Boundaries, Building Bridges (2000); Schoon Genoeg (1998); Making Technology Masculine: Men, Women and Modern Machines in America, 1870-1945 (1999); 'Boys and their Toys in America' (1997); Gender and the Meanings of Technology: Engineering in the U.S., 1880-1945 (1992).

Oldenziel regularly serves as a commentator on American issues for Dutch radio, TV, and print media and also lectures extensively on the subject for a general audience. She is board member of the Fulbright Center, the Netherlands American Studies Association and served as chair of Humanity in Action, The Netherlands (2006-2010).