We are delighted to welcome our new Assistant Professor in History of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Anna Graber!

A graduate of Yale University, Anna Graber is an environmental and earth sciences historian.  Her research is on knowledge creation and imperial governance in the Russian mining industry from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries.  In the book manuscript she is preparing for publication, Tsardom of Rock: Science, Society, and Enlightenment in Russia’s Mining Empire, she examines how leaders of the mining industry developed new methods of knowing and ruling Russia’s natural environment and imperial subjects, in the process forging the modern Russian Empire.  Anna is also interested in the interplay of geological thought and Russian Orthodoxy and on the intellectual aftershocks of the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755.