Welcome to Corey Ross
- Corey Ross
Vincent Wright Fellowship for Jan-June 2021
His primary research interests are in global environmental history, the history of empire, and the social and cultural history of twentieth-century Europe. After completing several projects on a variety of different subjects (the history of mass communications, publicity and popular culture; the global history of preservation, and the history of post-war Germany), his most recent book is an environmental history of the heyday of European imperialism, from roughly 1880 through the end of the colonial period to the present (Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire, 2017; winner of the 2018 George Louis Beer Prize, AHA).
He is currently writing a book (tentatively titled Liquid Empire) on the history of European empire through the lens of water, which tells the story of how different technologies, institutions, and forms of knowledge transformed human engagements with water in the colonial world, and how aquatic nature was reshaped in the process—with lasting consequences for the post-colonial world.