Susanna Bohme brings an interdisciplinary approach and transnational perspective to her teaching and research on the social and environmental history of the United States. 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 University, Susanna holds a PhD in American Studies from Brown University.
Academic research/ areas of interest
US History, 1865-present
History of public health
20th century Central America
US/Latin American relations
Transnational social movements