Jochen Hung's research focuses on the relationship between media, culture and society in modern history. He has published on gender representations in interwar culture, German-Jewish publishing and national identity, and youth culture in the Weimar Republic. His book A Moderate Modernity. The Newspaper Tempo and the Collapse of the Weimar Republic, 1928-1933, published by University of Michigan Press in 2023, covers the changes of German media discourses on gender, consumption, and democracy during the rise of the Nazis.
He received his PhD in 2013 from the University of London (School of Advanced Study). His work was awarded the joint Essay Prize of the German History Society and the Royal Historical Society in 2012.