Peder Anker’s teaching and research interests lie in the history of science, ecology, environmentalism and design, as well as environmental philosophy. He has received research fellowships from the Fulbright Program, the Dibner Institute and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and been a visiting scholar at both Columbia University and University of Oslo. He is the co-author of Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned (Prestel, 2014) together with Louise Harpman and Mitchell Joachim. He is also the author of From Bauhaus to Eco-House: A History of Ecological Design (Louisiana State University Press 2010), which explores the intersection of architecture and ecological science, and Imperial Ecology: Environmental Order in the British Empire, 1895-1945 (Harvard University Press, 2001), which investigates how the promising new science of ecology flourished in the British Empire. His two latest books explores the history of environmental debates in his country of birth, Norway. The Power of the Periphery: How Norway Became and Environmental Pioneer for the World (Cambridge University Press, 2020) investigates the history of ecological sciences and philosophes in Norway, while Livet er best ute: Friluftslivets historie og filosofi (Kagge Forlag, 2022) explores the importance of free-air-life and nature experiences in Norwegian culture.

Peder Anker received his PhD from Harvard University in 1999. He is Professor of History of Science at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.

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