Rebecca Woods

Associate Professor
Sidney Smith, Room 2086, 100 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3



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