Leah Aronowsky is a historian of science and an environmental historian. She is currently based at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, where she is the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities and works on projects concerning the history of “the environment” as an object of scientific knowledge in the twentieth century. She is currently writing a book manuscript on the making and unmaking of environmental “threats” in the postwar United States.
Leah’s writing has appeared in Environmental History, Environmental Humanities, and Endeavour (among others). Her work has been recognized with the 2019 Rachel Carson Prize for best dissertation in environmental history from the American Society for Environmental History and the 2019 Ronald Rainger Prize for best early career work in the history of the environmental sciences from the History of Science Society. Leah received a PhD in history of science from Harvard University and a BA from Wesleyan University. She lives in Illinois.