Degrees

Submitted by Edward D. Melillo on Saturday, 1/7/2012, at 1:21 PM

Ph.D. in History, Yale University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, 2006.

M.Phil. in History, Yale University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, 2003.

Bachelor of Arts, Swarthmore College, 1997.

International Baccalaureate, The Armand Hammer United World College of the American West (Montezuma, New Mexico), 1993.

Books

Submitted by Edward D. Melillo on Thursday, 11/3/2016, at 9:31 PM

Strangers on Familiar Soil: Rediscovering the Chile-California Connection (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015)

[Winner of the 2016 Caughey Book Prize from the Western History Association for the most distinguished book on the history of the American West; winner of the 2016 Honor Book Prize from the Denver Public Library’s Caroline Bancroft Prize Competition.]

• Co-editor with James Beattie and Emily O’Gorman, Eco-Cultural Networks in the British Empire:New Views on Environmental History (London: Bloomsbury Press, 2015)

Eco-Cultural Networks and the British Empire

 

• The Butterfly Effect: Insects and the Making of the Modern World (under contract with Alfred A. Knopf)

• Editor, Migrant Ecologies: Environmental Histories of the Pacific World (under contract with the University of Hawai'i Press)

 

Articles

Submitted by Edward D. Melillo on Thursday, 6/2/2016, at 12:09 PM

• “Chile and the Pacific World,” in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History, ed. William Beezley (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016). Available online:
http://latinamericanhistory.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199366439.001.0001/acrefore-9780199366439-e-304

• “Making Sea Cucumbers Out of Whales' Teeth: Nantucket Castaways and Encounters of Value in Ninteenth-Century Fiji," Environmental History 20, no. 3 (July 2015): 449-74.

• Co-author with James Beattie and Emily O’Gorman, “Rethinking the British Empire through Eco-Cultural Networks: Materialist-Cultural Environmental History, Relational Connections and Agency,” Environment and History 20, no. 4 (November 2014): 561-75.

• “Global Entomologies: Insects, Empires, and the ‘Synthetic Age’ in World History,” Past & Present 223, no. 1 (May 2014): 233-70.

• “Cucumber Archipelago: A Nantucket Reunion in the South Pacific,” Historic Nantucket 63, no. 2 (Fall 2013): 4-9.

• “Beginning in the Belly, Ending in the Atmosphere: An Approach to Teaching Global Environmental History,” World History Bulletin 29, no. 2 (Fall 2013): 30-36.

• “The First Green Revolution: Debt Peonage and the Making of the Nitrogen Fertilizer Trade, 1840-1930,” American Historical Review 117, no. 4 (October 2012): 1028-1060. [Winner of the American Society for Environmental History’s 2013 Alice Hamilton Prize for best environmental history article published during 2012; winner of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Article Prize (2014) for best article on nineteenth-century history].

• “Spectral Frequencies: Neoliberal Enclosures of the Electromagnetic Commons,” Radical History Review issue 112 (Winter 2012): 147-61.

Book Chapters

Submitted by Edward D. Melillo on Friday, 9/23/2016, at 10:05 AM

• "Anthroposcenics: Alternative Vantage Points on an Emerging Epoch," in Thinking the Earth: Ways of Knowing, Modes of Care, ed. Lenore Manderson (Seattle: University of Washington Press, forthcoming);

• "An Ocean of Skin and Bone: Sailors’ Tattoos, Scrimshaw, and the Nineteenth-Century Vernacular Imagination" in Sea Currents: Art, Science and the Commodification of the Ocean World in the Long Nineteenth Century, eds. Kathleen Davidson and Molly Duggins (forthcoming);

• "Natural Worlds," in A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Modern Age (1920-2000+), ed. Patricia M.E. Lorcin, Volume 6 of A Cultural History of Western Empires (New York: Routledge, forthcoming).

• "Empire in a Cup: Imagining Colonial Geographies through British Tea Consumption," in Eco-Cultural Networks in the British Empire:New Views on Environmental History, ed. James Beattie, Edward D. Melillo and Emily O’Gorman (London: Bloomsbury Press, 2014).

• "A Land 'Wholly Built Upon Smoke': Colonial Virginia and the Making of the Global Tobacco Trade, 1612-1776," in Xu Bing: Tobacco Project, Duke/Shanghai/Virginia, 1999-2011, ed. John B. Ravenal (Charlottesville: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and University of Virginia Press, 2011).

• "Feeding 'La Boca del Puerto': Chileans and the Maritime Origins of San Francisco," in Perspectives on Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Power in Maritime America: Papers from the Conference Held at Mystic Seaport, October 2006, ed. Glenn S. Gordinier (Mystic, Conn.: Mystic Seaport, 2008).

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