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Helen Anne Curry

Associate Professor in History of Modern Science and Technology, University of Cambridge

Dr Helen Anne Curry is an associate professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Churchill College. Her current recent centres on the histories of seeds, crop science, and industrial agriculture.

Curry is author of Endangered Maize: Industrial Agriculture and the Crisis of Extinction (University of California Press, 2022) and Evolution Made to Order: Plant Breeding and Technological Innovation in Twentieth Century America (University of Chicago Press, 2016). From 2020–2025, she leads the multi-researcher project, 'From Collection to Cultivation: Historical Perspectives on Crop Diversity and Food Security', funded by the Wellcome Trust.


  • 2012–present
    Associate Professor, University of Cambridge