Multicultural Student Services Faculty Fellow in Fall 2015

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 2013
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 2002

Teaching Specialties

  • Professor Thomson specializes in the post-1945 history of the United States, with particular specialty in leftist politics, the environment, and the history of science and medicine.

Research interests

  • Environmental history; history of science and medicine; post-1945 American politics; radicalism.

Professor Thomson also has a radio show on WVBU called Bucknell: Occupied, and it airs at 6 p.m. on Thursdays on 90.5 WVBU.  Each week she interviews a faculty member, student, or campus guest about current events.

Selected Publications

"A History of Climate Justice," Solutions Journal Volume 5, Issue 2 (March-April 2014): 89-92.

"Health and Environmental Politics in the United States: A Historical Perspective".  In Maya K. Gislason, (Ed.) Ecological Health: Society, Ecology and Health (United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013): 127-146.


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