Re-Scaling Toxic Harm: Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the United States


Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowships


Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


While environmental endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have garnered ample scientific, popular, and scholarly attention due to their impacts on sex and reproductive systems in humans and nonhuman animals, discourse on such toxins’ effects rarely moves beyond the scale of the body. This project approaches EDCs through the colonial structures that underpin both the scientific research that investigates their bodily effects and the material infrastructures that have enabled them to flourish. Forging key connections between feminist and Indigenous science and technology studies, as well as environmental history, my project “follows the chemical” of key EDCs to elucidate their material, conceptual, and political origins, as well as the impacts from the individual body to global infrastructures.