Lucas Müller is a historian of science and medicine in the twentieth century. His research analyzes the interplay of scientific knowledge, expertise, and politics, focussing on the institutions and practices of international research in the postcolonial world. His current project concerns the international history of carcinogens at the intersection of cancer research, nutrition science, and agricultural research since 1960 in Great Britain, Kenya, India, and the United States. His research also draws on methods in environmental history and international history.
Lucas received a BSc and MSc in chemistry from ETH Zurich and a masterís degree in history of science, medicine and technology from Imperial College and University College London. His research has been supported by the Social Science Research Council and the National Science Foundation.
history of medicine; history of science; environmental history; global health; medical anthropology; Global STS; scientific expertise; international history