I am a historian of the environment and technology and an environmental humanities scholar. My research spans from medieval to contemporary environmental issues. My current research agenda focuses on cultural histories of animal extinction. My monograph Recovering Lost Species in the Modern Age: Histories of Longing and Belonging was published in 2019 with MIT Press. I am also interested in how human technologies shape the world around us, how nonhumans use those technologies and how we come to understand what is "natural" and what is not.
Check out my Remembering Extinction research program website
Read my Research Blog for “The Return of Native Nordic Fauna” project.
My full publication list is available here.
I am Co-Editor-in-chief of the journal Environmental Humanities.
I co-direct the Greenhouse Center for Environmental Humanities at University of Stavanger