Merchant, Carolyn

Dr. carolyn merchant is a leading U.S. expert in the fields of environmental history, ecological feminism, and the history of science. Dr. Merchant is Chancellor's Professor of Environmental History, Philosophy, and Ethics in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley where she has served as faculty since 1979. Merchant was born in Rochester New York and received a B.S. in Chemistry from Vassar College at a time when few women studied the subject. For graduate work she transferred her focus to the history of science, earning a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Dr. Merchant also holds an honorary doctorate from Umeå University in Sweden.

In addition to numerous articles on the history of science, women and ...

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