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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
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technology, science, oceans, oceanography, research vessels, ships, oceanographers, instruments
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About Me

Historian of science and technology, especially technologies of ocean science, and assistant professor of global history of science and technology at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Recent Publications

2021    “Water as the Medium of Measurement: Mapping Global Oceans in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.” Ch 5 in Hydrohumanities: Water Discourse and Environmental Futures, edited by Kim DeWolff, Rina Faletti, and Ignacio López-Calvo, pp. 118-140. (Oakland: University of California Press, 2021).

2021     “Finding the History of the World at the Bottom of the Ocean: Hydrography, Natural History, and the Sea in the Nineteenth Century.” Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 110, no. 4 (July 2021): 117-132.

2020     (with Helen Rozwadowski.) “Maury for Modern Times: Navigating a Racist Legacy in Ocean Science.” Oceanography 33, no. 3 (September 2020): 8-13.

2017     Meteorology as Nationalism on the German Atlantic Expedition, 1925-1927.” History of Meteorology 8, Relocating Meteorology: 124-144.

2016     “Every Ship a Floating Observatory: Matthew Fontaine Maury and the Acquisition of Knowledge at Sea.” In Soundings and Crossings: Doing Science at Sea 1800-1970, edited by Katharine Anderson and Helen M. Rozwadowski (Sagamore Beach, MA: Science History Publications/Watson Publishing International): 17-48.

2016     “Matthew Fontaine Maury: Scientist.” In “Forum: Reconsidering Matthew Fontaine Maury,” International Journal of Maritime History 28, no. 2 (May 2016): 402-410.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Global ocean
Expertise by Geography
Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Environment, Science, Technology