Research Interests: Environmental history; history of environmental science; history of public health; science and technology studies; science and religion; colonialism and science
Erik Baker is a doctoral student in the History of Science department. Erik studies the history of “Nature” as an epistemological concept, and is interested in how this concept has shown up in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in environmental science and environmental politics; public health and theories of population management; ideologies of scientific practice; and religious thought. Before coming to Harvard, Erik graduated with honors from Northwestern University with majors in Science in Human Culture and Mathematics and a minor in Earth and Planetary Science.
Previous Degrees: BA, Northwestern