Research Profile

I am a historian of the environment and technology. I am most interested in how human technologies shape the world around us and how we come to understand what is "natural" and what is not, what is acceptable environmental behavior and what is not.

My research spans from medieval to contemporary environmental issues. My primary areas of interest are human-animal relations, the urban environment, and environmental policymaking.

Read my Research Blog for “The Return of Native Nordic Fauna” project.

Books

Books
History volumes I have co-edited

Reflections on the field

Reflections on the field
General essays that reflect on environmental and/or technological history

Restoration/reintroduction

Restoration/reintroduction
Cultural and social histories of ecological restoration and animal reintroduction projects

Rigs-to-reefs

Rigs-to-reefs
An international policy history of the use of offshore oil structures as artificial reefs

Medieval sanitation

Medieval sanitation
How medieval Europeans dealt with sanitation problems in urban areas

Medieval resources

Medieval resources
Managing environmental resources in the Middle Ages

Science fiction & history

Science fiction & history
Explorations of environmental & museum issues in science fiction