In this short piece, I share my work through the example of Bertholletia excelsa, commonly known as the Brazil nut.
Environmental History Now.
What Goes (Un)told: The (Hi)stories of the Brazil Nut in the Biodiversity Heritage Library
Nuclear Power in Times of Climate Change and the Water Risks Around It
When I decided to write my PhD thesis on the history of the nuclear Rhine in the summer of 2018, the front pages of the newspapers were dominated by news of the record summer and that several nuclear power plants on the Rhine had to be shut down.
Domestic Cohabitors: Felinely Reconsiderations of the ‘Pet’
The roles into which humans have cast animals are innumerable. From ancient creation myths to premodern folktales of animal-wives and animal-husbands, to Disney’s anthropomorphised mascots, human culture around the globe is inextricable from the animal.
The Environmental History of Rivers and International Politics
It has become quite a cliché to observe that rivers are important to the wellbeing of human societies around the world, but what exactly is this importance?
Extracting Empire: Changing Visions of Labor and Environment in Bengal’s Salt Industry
Employed for the eight or so months before the monsoons hit, in 1789, saltworkers called malangis toiled in the Roymangal Agency at the heart of the Bengal Delta.