Mitman article awarded Ralph Gomory Prize

June 12, 2012

"Latex and Blood: Science, Markets, and American Empire," an article coauthored by Gregg Mitman in the Duke University Press Journal Radical History Review has been awarded the Ralph Gomory Prize, which distinguishes historical work on the effects of business enterprises on the economic environments of the countries in which they operate. Mitman is interim director of the Nelson Institute and William Coleman Professor of History of Science, Medical History and Bioethics, and Science and Technology Studies.

The article appeared in Transnational Environments: Rethinking the Political Economy of Nature in a Global Age, a special issue of the journal marking the 40th anniversary of Earth Day (issue 107, spring 2010).

Through a focus on the Harvard African Expedition to Liberia in 1926, the motion-picture record it gathered, and the place of rubber as a precious commodity in the global economy, the article investigates the relationships among science, business and the state in the economic transformation of nature and a nation.

Source: Duke University Press