Thomas B. Robertson
Thomas B. Robertson
Office Location
Salisbury Labs 234
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Thomas B. Robertson
Associate Professor
Affiliated with: 
History
Science & Technology
Humanities and Arts
Education: 
BA Williams College 1989
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison 2005
(ON LEAVE 2016-2017 US Agency for International Development). I specialize in environmental history, international development, 20th-century America, and the Himalayas. I am particularly interested in American relations with the developing world. My first book, The Malthusian Moment, focuses on post-World War II American debates about population growth, both at home and globally. My current research examines the environmental history of U.S. development projects in Cold War Nepal, including malaria, land reform, population and family planning, and conservation projects. I have studied, researched, and worked in Nepal on and off since 1988. In addition I am the editor of two collections in the works--one on the environmental history of the US during World War II and the other an environmental history of international development. I am also an advisor to two NGOs in Nepal: the Jana Sewa Samaj/Nepal (People's Welfare Society/Nepal) and the Tharu Culture Museum.
Office Location
Salisbury Labs 234
Contact
Phone: 
+1-508-831-5871
Email: 
Professional Highlights & Honors: 
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, US Agency for International Development
2016
Truman Kauffman Fellow
NSF Scholar's Award Recipient
Fulbright Senior Scholar, Nepal