Prof. Gregg Mitman

2015 Visiting Fellow

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Gregg Mitman currently holds the Vilas Research and William Coleman Professorship in History of Science, Medical History, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of History.  He is the founding director of the Center for Culture, History, and Environment in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.

Trained in ecology, the history of science and medicine, and environmental history, Mitman brings to his scholarship and teaching an interest in understanding the ways in which political economy, cultural values and beliefs, and scientific knowledge intersect in shaping the interactions between people and environments over time.  His research reaches across the fields of environmental history, the history of science and medicine, American history, and visual culture, and is informed by a commitment and hope to build a more equitable and just environment.

The author of three books, each of which have won major awards, three edited volumes, and 30 articles, he is the recipient of more than $4 million in external research and training grants, as well as distinguished research fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, among others.  He has published widely across different disciplines and has also served on the editorial boards of leading journals in the history of science, environmental history, environmental humanities, and cultural geography.