Distinguished Professor of Environmental History, Philosophy, and
Professor of the Graduate School and Chancellor’s Professor emerita
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
130 Mulford Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
Chair, Department of Conservation and Resource Studies, 1984-89
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.
Nature, Gender, and Science in New
England, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press,
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
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:
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.
History: An Introduction. New York: Columbia
University Press, 2007. (2nd ed. of Columbia Guide to American
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 on the history of physics, the history of women in science,
environmental history, environmental ethics, women and the environment,
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
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.