Leif FredricksonWebpage firstname.lastname@example.org
Field & Specialties
Environmental History; Urban History; History of Technology and Health
BA Vassar College, Cognitive Science
“From Ecocide to Eco-ally: Picloram, Herbicidal Warfare, and Invasive Species, 1963-2005,” in Global Environment: A Journal of History and Natural and Social Sciences, 2014, 7.1, 172-217.
“Bio-Invasions and Bio-Fixes: Mysid Shrimp Introductions in the Twentieth Century,” Environment and History (forthcoming).
“The Rise and Fall of an Ecostar: Green Technology Innovation and Marketing as Regulatory Obstruction,” in Hartmut Berghoff and Adam Rome, eds., Green Capitalism? Exploring the Crossroads of Environmental and Business History (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming).
My dissertation is titled, "The Age of Lead: Metropolitan Change, Environmental Health, and Inner City Underdevelopment in Baltimore." In it, I analyze how metropolitan development -- electrification, suburbanization, highway development, etc. -- has increased or decreased lead hazards and exposed different groups to the toxic metal. I then look at how lead exposure and attempts to deal with it have affected communities and governance in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Baltimore has the best records of any city on lead poisoning in the twentieth century, and it was a leader in many aspects of dealing with lead poisoning, so the focus on this city makes for a rich and significant case study.
I also research and write about invasive species, noise pollution, and enviornmental regulation of automobiles.
As a Mellon Fellow, I am helping build American Panorama, an online atlas of United States history.
Awards & Honors
As Primary Instructor:
United States History since 1865
The Changing Context of Public Policy
The Urban Environment: Technology, Policy and History
Urban Environmental Policy