Dr. Mica Jorgenson is an environmental historian and a post-doctoral fellow at the Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship at McMaster University. Broadly, her work involves primary resource communities, environmental change, and adaption. Her last major research project examined the transnational environmental history of the 1909 Porcupine Gold Rush in northern Ontario, Canada. Mica argues that large-scale historical processes from major gold-mining zones in Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States shaped industrialization in Ontario mines. More recently, she has been exploring the transnational history of wildfire smoke and its impacts on distant urban communities.
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