Biography
Raechel at a conference in Trondheim, Norway in 2017. 

I am a historian of environment, energy, and visual culture, and my work focuses on the New Jersey/New York metropolitan region. I'm currently working on a manuscript project which investigates the environmental and technological history of oil refining in New Jersey. I am also co-editor of a collection of essays titled, American Energy Cinema. To read more about my projects, visit the current research page. 


My research has been supported through fellowships and grants from the American Society for Environmental History, the Chemical Heritage Foundation, the Graduate School of Rutgers University, the New Jersey Historical Commission, the Rockefeller Archive Center, and the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis.


I have teaching experience at the high school and college levels. To view a current copy of my CV, fill out the contact form on this website.