Helen Anne Curry

Helen Anne Curry is Peter Lipton Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Churchill College.

From 2017 to 2020 she is a Pro Futura Scientia Fellow (CRASSH and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study). A historian of recent science and technology, she is particularly interested in the entangled histories of modern biology and biotechnology, industrial agriculture, and environmental change. Her current research considers the history of global conservation, in particular efforts made to preserve the genetic diversity of agricultural crop species. Curry is the author of Evolution Made to Order: Plant Breeding and Technological Innovation in Twentieth-Century America (University of Chicago Press, 2016) and co-editor of Worlds of Natural History (Cambridge University Press).