Bocking, Stephen - History/ Philosophy

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Department / Program: 
Environmental and Resource Study Program
University Affiliation: 
Trent University
(705) 748-101
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Area of Research
History/ Philosophy
Political Science
Geographical Region: 
North America
Time Period: 
19th Century
20th Century
Specific Area of Research: 
Understanding the roles of science in environmental poltics both historically and through contemporary case studies; a study of the history of environmental science in northern Canada
PHD Program: 
History of Science
PHD University: 
University of Toronto
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Major Publications: 
"Indigenous Knowledge and the History of Science, Race, and Colonial Authority in Northern Canada," in: A. Baldwin, L. Cameron, & A. Kobayashi, eds., Rethinking the Great White North: Race, Nature, and the Historical Geographies of Whiteness in Canada, (University of British Columbia Press, 2011), pp. 39-61. "Science, Salmon, and Sea Lice: Constructing Practice and Place in an Environmental Controversy," Journal of the History of Biology, published online 19 August 2011, DOI 10.1007/s10739-011-9299-z. 36 pp. "Farming Salmon in a Crowded Wilderness: Exploring the History of Aquaculture Science in British Columbia, Canada," in: G. Massard-Guilbaud & S. Mosley, eds. Common Ground: Integrating the Social and Environmental in History, (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011). "The Evolution of Theory: 10 Ways Science is Changing our World," Alternatives Journal, Vol. 37(6), 2011: 24-27. "Our Wicked Addiction: Any intelligent discussion about the tar sands must explore the murky implications of ending their growth," Alternatives Journal, Vol. 37(5), 2011: 16-19. Review of: Landing Native Fisheries: Indian Reserves and Fishing Rights in British Columbia, 1849-1925. The Canadian Geographer, 2011, 55(2): 264-265. Review of: The Oyster Question: Scientists, Watermen, and the Maryland Chesapeake Bay since 1880. Isis, 2011, 102(1): 147-148.
Membership in Academic Societies: 
Projects: Biodiversity in Canada: Ecology, Ideas, and Action; International Development Studies Network: Dams.
Courses Taught: 
Introduction To Human And Natural Environments; Environmental Science and Politics; Environment and Development; Environmental History; Greening the Campus; Canadian Environmental Policy and Politics