Associate Professor
304 AEC
(610) 330-3058

Teaching interests: science and technology studies; history of science, technology, and the environment; environmental studies; engineering and environmental ethics and justice

Research interests: environmental history; history of science and technology; food and agrarian studies; environmental ethics, justice, and policy; relationships between science, technology and nature

Selected publications:

Notes from the Ground: Science, Soil and Society in the American Countryside, Yale University Press (2009/2011)

Technoscience and Environmental Justice: Expert Cultures in a Grassroots Movement [co-edited with Gwen Ottinger], MIT Press (2011)

Undone Earthquakes,” essay on Conevery Bolton Valencius, The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes, H-Environment Roundtable Review, 5 (March 2015): 4-9

“Science, Technology and Society [STS] and Ethics,” co-authored with Steve Cutcliffe (Lehigh U.), Volume 2 of the Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics (MacMillan Press, 2015), 54-59

The Appearance of Being Earnest,” The Appendix 3 (October 2014): 37-43

Don’t Mono-crop the Movement: Toward a Cultural Ecology Local Food,” Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies 14.1 (Spring 2014): 5-8

Introducing Engineering as a Socio-technical Process,” Proc. 2014 ASEE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN [co-authored with Kristen Sanford Bernhardt and Jenn Rossmann]

The Historical Production (and Consumption) of Unsustainability: Technology, Policy,  and Culture,” The Hedgehog Review 14.2 (Summer 2012): 37-52

Environmentally Just Transformations of Expert Cultures: Toward the Theory and Practice of a Renewed Science and Engineering,” Environmental Justice 5 (2012):  158-163 [co-authored with G. Ottinger]

Analysis as Border Patrol: Chemists along the Boundary between Pure Food and Real Adulteration,” Endeavour 35 (2011).

Honors: Digital Humanities Research Grant, 2013-14 & 2015-2016 [Lafayette College]; ACLS Fellowship, 2015 (declined); ARC Research Grant, 2013-14 [Lafayette College]; R. K. Mellon Fellowship, 2012-13 [Lafayette College]; Information Literacy Grant, 2012 [Lafayette College]; NSF Scholar’s Award, #0924932, 2009-2011; Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, Faculty Fellowship, Charlottesville, VA, 2010-2011; Hagley Museum and Library, Research Grant, 2010; Smithsonian Research Fellowship, 2009

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