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Christopher SellersProfessorHistoryCollege of Arts and Sciences


Christopher Sellers is a historian with a long-standing interest in the environmental, cultural, and health history of the 20th-century United States, and the ways this history has compared with that of other parts of the world. His research concentrates on the history of occupational and environmental health, of cities and suburbs, of industrial development and its hazards, and of the environmental movement. Chris is co-editor of Dangerous Trade: Histories of Industrial Hazard across a Globalizing World and is author of Crabgrass Crucible: Suburban Nature and the Rise of Environmentalism in 20th-Century America, as well as a forthcoming history of the lead and petrochemical industries in Texas and Mexico. He is also a trained physician.


  • PhD, Yale University
  • MD, University of North Carolina Medical School
  • Reynolds Fellowship for Foreign Study in 19th and 20th-Century Philosophy, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat, Germany
  • BA, Dartmouth College