• Mary X. Mitchell

    Historian & legal scholar of nuclear weapons & energy.

    My work focuses on the intersections of science and technology with law and social movements in the context of radiological risk and harm. I am an assistant professor of history at Purdue University. During the spring of 2020, I will be a faculty fellow at Princeton University's Shelby Cullom Davis Center.


    I earned my Ph.D. in history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and was an Atkinson Fellow in Sustainability at Cornell University from 2016-2018. Before beginning my doctorate, I worked in university research and intellectual property management, earned my J.D., practiced law in Pennsylvania, and served as a law clerk to Judge Anthony J. Scirica of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.





    Photo: M.X. Mitchell, 2015, Beach at Laura Village, Majuro Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands