Research Profile

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, and recently published Recovering Lost Species in the Modern Age: Histories of Longing and Belonging (MIT Press, 2019). I am also interested in how human technologies shape the world around us and how we come to understand what is "natural" and what is not. I am co-editor-in-chief of the journal Environmental Humanities and co-direct The Greenhouse environmental humanities program area at UiS.


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 also Co-Editor-in-chief of the journal Environmental Humanities.

Books

Books
My monographs & edited volumes

Reflections on the field

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

Extinction

Extinction
Responses to extinction

Restoration/reintroduction

Restoration/reintroduction
Cultural and social histories of ecological restoration, reintroduction, rewilding & deextinction

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

Videos of talks

Videos of talks
Videos of speaking engagements