Marcus Hall

Carnegie Council Fellow, 2003-2004


Marcus Hall is a postdoctoral fellow at the Swiss Federal Research Institute. His research interests focus on a particular aspect of environmental history that is often ignored -- that of clean-up, repair, and restoration by local residents and government experts. He has studied early environmental restoration projects in the American West, the Adirondacks, Italy, and the Alps. Hall has also taught environmental courses from the elementary to postgraduate levels in Alaska, Ecuador, and Italy. Various grants have supported his research and writing.

His Ph.D. thesis, comparing land restoration projects in Italy and the United States, was awarded the Rachel Carson Prize as the best in the field of environmental history. He recently received a Ray Allen Billington Prize from the Western History Association for a journal article he wrote on the efforts to restore the wilderness in 20th-century Utah.

Hall holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Stanford University and a master's degree and Ph.D. in environmental history from the University of Wisconsin.

Featured Work

MAR 28, 2005 Article

The Rockefeller Foundation in Sardinia: Pesticide Politics in the Struggle Against Malaria

By most accounts within and beyond Italy today, the Rockefeller Foundation freed Sardinia of malaria, catalyzing the island's subsequent economic miracle. Yet malaria is an ...