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.
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 environmental humanities research group at University of Stavanger