I am an international expert in the field of environmental history, specializing in the history of relations between people and more-than-human animals.
My PhD was completed in the field of environmental history, and charted the animal histories of Britain's oldest surviving provincial zoo - the Bristol Zoo. This is the subject of my first book, The Wild Within. I have published extensively in the fields of environmental history, animal history and history of science. I am now working on a history of the 'wild night' across 19th and 20th century Britain and North America.
Senior Lecturer in Modern and Environmental History, University of Bristol
Teaching Fellow in Modern History, University of Bristol
University of Bristol, PhD History
Dark Trails: Animal Histories Beyond the Light of Day, Environmental History
Dark Degenerations: Life, Light and Transformation Beneath the Earth, 1840-1900, ISIS
Frogs and Feeling Communities: A study in the History of Emotions, Environment and History
The Wild Within: Animal Histories of a Landmark British Zoo, University of Virginia Press
In Sight, Insane: Animal Agency, Captivity and the Frozen Wilderness, Environment and History