Graduate Student Bios

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Paul Sampson
Current Research: STEH and Early Modern European History

Paul is a doctoral candidate in the history of science, technology, and environment. He is currently writing his dissertation “Ventilating the Empire: Environmental Machines in the British Atlantic World, 1700-1850.” His project asks how natural-philosophical ideas about climate, the environment, and human health were embodied in ventilating devices and how the politics of ventilation evolved in the midst of the emerging industrial economy during the long eighteenth century. He received his B.A. in History from the University of Dallas in 2011 and his M.A. in Early Modern European and Early American History from Marquette University in 2015.