Distinguished Professor of Environmental History, Philosophy, and Ethics, emerita
Professor of the Graduate School and Chancellor’s Professor emerita
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM)
130 Mulford Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

Chair, Department of Conservation and Resource Studies, 1984-89
Chair, ESPM Division of Society and Environment, 2005-07

Degrees and Honors:

A.B. Vassar College, Chemistry, 1958
M.A. and Ph.D. History of Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1962, 1967
Doctor Honoris Causa, Umea University, Sweden, 1995
Doctor of Humane Letters, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, 2018
American Council of Learned Societies Fellow, 1978, 2012
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences Fellow, 1978, 2017
Fulbright Senior Scholar, Umea University, Sweden, 1984
Visiting Professor, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, June, 1986
American Cultures Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, June, 1990, 2002
Visiting Fellow, School of Social Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth Australia, 1991
John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 1995
Chancellor's Professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1998-present
MacArthur Fellow in the Ecological Humanities, National Humanities Center, 2001
President, American Society for Environmental History, 2001-2003
UC Berkeley, College of Natural Resources, Career Achievement Award, 2008
American Society for Environmental History, Distinguished Scholar Award, 2010
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow, 2011
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Member, 2012
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 2017
American Society for Environmental History, Distinguished Service Award, 2017


The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution, San Francisco:  Harper and Row, 1980. 2nd ed. 1990. 3rd ed./40th anniversary edition, 2020.  Translations:  Japanese, German, Italian, Swedish, Chinese, Korean, French, Spanish.

Ecological Revolutions:  Nature, Gender, and Science in New England, Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 1989; 2nd ed. 2010.

Radical Ecology:  The Search for a Livable World, N.Y.: Routledge, 1992 (also Japanese, Korean), 2nd ed. 2005.

Major Problems in American Environmental History:  Documents and Essays, edited with chapter introductions by Carolyn Merchant.  Lexington, Ma:  D. C. Heath, 1993; 2nd ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005; 3rd ed. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2012.

Key Concepts in Critical Theory:  Ecology, edited with an introduction by Carolyn Merchant. Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey:  Humanities Press, 1994; 2nd ed. Prometheus Press/Humanity Books, 2008.

Earthcare:  Women and the Environment.  New York:  Routledge, 1996.

Green Versus Gold: Sources in California's Environmental History, edited with an introduction and conclusion by Carolyn Merchant. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 1998.

Columbia Guide to American Environmental History. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002; paperback 2005.

Reinventing Eden:  The Fate of Nature in Western Culture. New York, Routledge, 2003; paperback 2004; 2nd ed. 2013.

Encyclopedia of World Environmental History, co-edited with John McNeill and Shepard Krech, III. New York: Routledge, 2004, 3 vols. with an introduction and entries by Carolyn Merchant.

American Environmental History: An Introduction. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. (2nd ed. of Columbia Guide to American Environmental History)

Autonomous Nature: Problems of Prediction and Control from Ancient Times to the Scientific Revolution. New York: Routledge, 2016.

Spare the Birds: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.

Science and Nature: Past, Present, and Future. New York: Routledge, 2018.

The Anthropocene and the Humanities: From Climate Change to a New Age of Sustainability . New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020.

Articles:  Numerous articles on the history of physics, the history of women in science, environmental history, environmental ethics, women and the environment, ecofeminism.

Lectures:  Over 360 invited lectures and conference presentations at universities in the United States, Canada, Europe, Brazil, and Australia.  Consultant for numerous television and radio projects on science, environment, and society; 27 Named and Distinguished lectures worldwide; 24 Invited Keynote addresses at professional conferences.

Reviews of Books written by Carolyn Merchant: Over 245 reviews and discussions of books written by Carolyn Merchant.

Major Grants: National Science Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities; California Council for the Humanities; Nathan Cummings Foundation; University of California Berkeley grants: Research; Teaching; Technology; Humanities GSR; Futures; Agricultural Experiment Station.