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Dr Helen Curry

Subject History and Philosophy of Science
Fellow type Lecturers, Professors and College Officers
Year started 2012


Helen Anne Curry is Peter Lipton Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science. A historian of recent science and technology, she is particularly interested in the histories of modern biology and biotechnology, industrial agriculture, and environmental change. Her current research considers the history of global conservation, in particular efforts made to preserve the genetic diversity of agricultural crop species. Curry is the author of Evolution Made to Order: Plant Breeding and Technological Innovation in Twentieth-Century America (University of Chicago Press, 2016) and co-editor of Worlds of Natural History (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

College positions


Director of Studies - Natural Sciences (History & Philosophy of Science)