Arwen Mohun specializes in the social and cultural history of technology. She received a B.A. in Music from UC Santa Cruz in 1984 and her Ph.D. in History from Case Western Reserve University in 1992. Her publications include Steam Laundries: Gender, Technology, and Work in Great Britain and the United States and His and Hers: Gender, Consumption, and Technology (co-editor with Roger Horowitz). Her current research explores the impact of industrialization on responses to risk through a series of case studies including lightning rods and amusement parks.