Lindsey Dillon

Dillon-150x150Lindsey Dillon received her PhD from UC Berkeley's geography department in 2014, and is currently a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow in the American Studies program at UC Davis. Her dissertation examined the environmental history of southeast San Francisco and the Hunters Point Shipyard, focusing on the intimate and shifting geographies of toxic waste and their articulation with racial formations. Her subsequent work has explored the history of radiation on San Francisco's Naval Station Treasure Island, and the linkages between militarism in San Francisco and nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands. She recently participated in a residential research fellowship at the UC Humanities Research Institute on the subject of "urban ecologies." Currently she is working on a book manuscript based on her dissertation, and beginning a new research project on the history of the concept of a toxic "body burden."


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