Department of History
Old Horticulture
506 E. Circle Dr
Room 256
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
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Dr. Georgina M. Montgomery received her PhD in the History of Science and Technology from the University of Minnesota in 2005. After teaching for two years at Montana State University, she joined Lyman Briggs College (75% appointment) and History (25% appointment) in the fall of 2008. Her research focuses on the history of field science, particularly the development of field methods and sites within primatology and animal behavior studies. Primatology is an international science and therefore her research also engages with issues of race, gender and globalization. Montgomery is interested in supervising graduate students interested in pursuingĀ  these kind of research areas at Michigan State University.

Georgina M. Montgomery organized the international and interdisciplinary conference Animals: Past, Present and Future in April of 2009. Ten of the fifty-three papers presented at that conference are included in the volume, Making Animal Meaning, which Montgomery co-edited with Linda Kalof, Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University. Montgomery’s other publications include articles for the Journal for the History of Biology and Endeavour, book chapters for Teaching the Animal and a forthcoming chapter on Darwin and Gender for the Cambridge University Press’ encyclopedia on Darwin. Montgomery also has a book manuscript (in progress) entitled, Seeing Primates Scientifically.

Georgina Montgomery

Position: Assistant Professor

Field: Science/Medicine, Women & Gender

Region: Africa, United States

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Office: 334 Old Horticulture


Phone: (517) 884-4950