Biography: Robert Jacobs

Robert Jacobs is a Professor at the Hiroshima Peace Institute and Hiroshima City University. He is a historian of nuclear technologies and radiation technopolitics. Jacobs is the author of The Dragon's Tail: Americans Face the Atomic Age (2010), and the editor of Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Future: Art and Popular Culture Respond to the Bomb (2010). He is the co-editor of Images of Rupture in Civilization Between East and West: The Iconography of Auschwitz and Hiroshima in Eastern European Arts and Media (2016), and Reimagining Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Nuclear Humanities in the Post-Cold War (2017). He co-edited a special issue of the journal Critical Military Studies "Re-Imagining Hiroshima" (summer 2015). His curated exhibition of cold war material culture artifacts Nuke York, New York (2011-12) has been installed at museums and galleries in the United States. Jacobs has published and lectured widely on nuclear issues around the world. His monograph Nuclear Bodies: Radioactive Decay of Self, Community and Planet is under contract with Yale University Press and will be released in 2019.