Education & Professional History
Carleton College, BA; University of Washington, MA, PhD
At Carleton since 2020.
Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations
Vice President, ICHO (International Commission of the History of Oceanography)
Exploration, Science, and Empire
Uncharted Waters: The History of Society and the Sea
Consensus or Contentious? Controversies in Science Then and Now
History Beyond the Walls
From Alchemy to the Atom Bomb: The Scientific Revolution and the Making of the Modern World
My research centers on the history of oceanography, the development of marine technology, and the history of field science and exploration. At Carleton, I teach courses on the history of science, the history of exploration, public history, maritime history, and the Pacific World.
Neptune’s Laboratory: Fantasy, Fear, and Science at Sea (Harvard University Press, 2019).
-> “Oceans,” Handbook of the Historiography of the Earth and Environmental Sciences, ed. by Elena Aronova, David Sepkoski, and Marco Tamborini (Springer, forthcoming).
-> “Science: Histories, Imaginations, Spaces,” The Routledge Handbook of Ocean Space, ed. by Kimberley Peters, Jon Anderson, Andrew Davies, and Philip Steinberg (Routledge, 2022). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315111643-5
-> “Legitimizing Marine Field Science: Albert Ist of Monaco,” Understanding Field Science Institutions, ed. by Patience Schell, Christer Nordlund, Karl Grandin, and Helena Ekerholm (Science History Publications, 2017).
-> “The Hybrid Shore: The Marine Stations Movement and Scientific Uses of the Littoral (1843 – 1910),” Soundings and Crossings: Doing Science at Sea, 1800 – 1970, ed. by Katharine Anderson and Helen Rozwadowski (Science History Publications, 2016).
-> “Deep Horizons: Canada’s underwater habitat program and vertical dimensions of marine sovereignty,” Centaurus, Special Issue: Verticality in the History of Science (2020). https://doi.org/10.1111/1600-0498.12287
-> “When Pasteurian Science Went to Sea: The Beginnings of Marine Microbiology” [co-authored with Erik Dücker], Journal of the History of Biology, Vol. 51, Issue 1 (2018), 107 – 133. https://www.jstor.org/stable/44980376
-> “The Capture and Curation of the Cannibal ‘Vendovi’: Reality and Representation of a Pacific Frontier,” The Journal of Pacific History, Vol. 49, Issue 3 (2014), 255 – 282. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223344.2014.914623
-> “The Ship as Laboratory: Making Space for Field Science at Sea,” Journal of the History of Biology, Vol. 47, Issue 3 (2014), 333 – 362. https://www.jstor.org/stable/43863383
-> “From the Pacific to the Patent Office: The US Exploring Expedition and the Origins of America’s First National Museum,” The Journal of the History of Collections, Vol. 23, Issue 1 (2011), 49 – 74. https://doi.org/10.1093/jhc/fhq002
-> “Margaret ‘Peggy’ Ann Lucas,” Women in the History of Science: A Sourcebook, ed. by Hannah Wills, Sadie Harrison, Erika Lynn Jones, Rebecca Martin, and Farrah Lawrence-Mackey (University College London Press, forthcoming 2023).
-> “Foreword to ‘On Some Organisms Living at Great Depths in the North Atlantic Ocean,'” [co-authored with Rika Anderson] in Compendium of Astrobiology Classics, Perspectives on Foundational Texts (Seattle: Habitable Press, 2019).
-> “Journey to the Bottom of the Atlantic,” Lateral Magazine (December 2018).
-> “A Letter from Japan: Internationalism and Pacific Oceanography in the Early 20th c.,” The Bulletin of the Pacific Circle (April 2014).
-> “How might marine scientists and historians benefit from collaboration?,” Deep – Sea Life, Issue 2 (October 2013).