I am an associate professor in the Engineering Studies and Environmental Studies Programs at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. (From 2005-2011, I was a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society [STS] at the University of Virginia.) Holding STS and history together, my interests sit at the intersection of the histories of science, technology, and the environment, with particular attention to industrial agriculture from the 19th century to today. My current project is an environmental history of the origins of manufactured food, told through a story of late 19th century pure food debates, "Pure Adulteration: Cheating on Nature in the Age of Manufactured Food" (under contract with the University of Chicago Press, with more info here, here, and here). I’m also, as it were, a writer for a variety of non-academic forums and co-host of Various Breads and Butters. Find more here.