Faculty: Susanna Bohme

Biography

Susanna Bohme brings an interdisciplinary approach and transnational perspective to her teaching and research on the social and environmental history of the United States in the late 19th thorugh early 21st centuries.  Her current book project, Unequal Exposures: The Transnational History of a Toxic Pesticide  is under contract with University of California Press.  A history of the pesticide chemical DBCP in the US and Central America, Unequal Exposures explores the production of health inequalities and worker resistance in late 20th and early 21st century globalization.

A lecturer in HPSS at RISD and in History and Literature at Harvard, Susanna holds a PhD in American Studies from Brown University.

Academic Research/Areas of Interest

US History, 1865-present

Environmental history

Labor history

History of public health

20th century Central America

US/Latin American relations

Transnational social movements

Susanna Bohme

Susanna Bohme

Lecturer
sbohme@risd.edu
857-719-5034

  • BA, Evergreen State College
  • MA, Brown University
  • PHD, Brown University

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Courses
  • HPSS-S732
    SEM: WITNESS TREE PROJECT
  • FURN-2451
    WITNESS TREE PROJECT
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