Ph.D. Student, HTS
Marjorie Hall is pursuing a Ph.D. in History of Technology from the School of History and Sociology in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Her studies revolve around understanding the complexities of America’s environmental history as a means to developing new and better approaches to address negative human impacts on the planet. She is also interested in the intersection of policy, environmental justice, and the history of technology transitions. Marjorie earned a B.A. in English from Guilford College and a M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She then worked at an engineering consulting firm that specialized in the remediation of toxic waste sites. Marjorie’s role was to research and document the history of the sites to determine what toxic substances were dumped, how much, and who was responsible. This work required her to learn how to synthesize information in a highly trans-disciplinary environment, working with chemists, hydrogeologists, statisticians, and engineers, to accurately piece together the history of contaminated areas. Marjorie is a native of DeKalb County and enjoys reading science fiction, hiking with her teenaged daughters, and singing in a church band.
Advisor: Steve Usselman