Professor of Engineering Studies
304 AEC

Professor of Engineering Studies
(610) 330-3058
304 AEC

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; technology and art; literature and science

Selected publications:

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

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

“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) [in press]

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).

The Moral Basis of Soil Science and Geology: What Antebellum Farmers Knew and Why Anyone Cared,”  Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 35 (2010): 860-867.

“Three Peasants on Their Way to a Meal: Representing Environmental Intervention from Millet’s The Gleaners to Macaroni,” Environmental History, 14 (October 2009): 744-752.

“The Once and Future Georgic: Agricultural Practice, Environmental Knowledge, and the Place for an Ethic of Experience,” Agriculture and Human Values 26 (3) (2009): 153-165.

Honors: Digital Humanities Research Grant, 2013-14 [Lafayette College]; 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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