Selected Publications (click for links)
“Trading with the Enemy? The Flow of Scrap between Britain and Germany from Pre-war Rearmament to Post-war Reconstruction,” Business History 64, no. 2 (2022): 963-83.
A Mighty Capital under Threat:The Environmental History of London, 1800-2000, co-edited with Bill Luckin. The History of the Urban Environment Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020.
Inventing Pollution: Coal, Smoke, and Culture in Britain since 1800. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2006. Chinese edition published in 2016. Second US edition, with a new preface by the author, 2018.
Waste into Weapons: Recycling in Britain during the Second World War (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Shortlisted, 2017 Turku Book Award, Environmental Society for European History and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society.
Roundtable review of Finn Arne Jørgensen, Making a Green Machine: The Infrastructure of Beverage Container Recycling (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2011), H-Environment Roundtable Reviews 3, no. 2 (2013).
Modern Britain, environment, culture, gender, sexuality, and technology.
Current and Upcoming Courses
HIST 2111: Technology and Science in Society II: Since the Industrial Revolution (Spring 2023)
HIST 3001: Britain’s Layered Past: Spring Break Study Abroad Course (Spring 2023)
HIST 3104: Britain, 1815-1914: The Age of Industry and Empire (Fall 2023)
HIST 3901: Spies, Sexism, and Surveillance: The Cold War through Film (Summer 2023)
HIST 4003/5001: Topics in Transnational Historiography: Sexuality (Fall 2023)
LBST 2102: Global Connections: The Paradoxical 20th Century (Summer 2023)
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000.
B.A., Carleton College, 1991.