Rebecca Woods

Assistant Professor
Sidney Smith, Room 2086



Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Environment; Animal History


Journal Articles:
"Green Mountain Merinos: Sheep Breeding in Nineteenth-Century Vermont," Vermont History 85, 1 (2017): 1-19

"From Colonial Animal to Imperial Edible: Building an Empire of Sheep in New Zealand, c. 1880-1900," (Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 35: 1 (2015): 117-136

"Breed, Culture, and Economy: The New Zealand Frozen Meat Trade, 1880-1914" Agricultural History Review 10: 2 (2012): 288-308. Chapters in Edited Volumes: "Nature and the Refrigerating Machine: The Politics and Production of Cold in the Nineteenth Century," in Cryopolitics: Frozen Life in a Melting World, edited by Emma Kowal and Joanna Radin, MIT Press, 2017.


PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MA, University of Western Ontario
BA, McGill University