William San Martín, Assistant Teaching Professor of Global History in the Humanities & Arts Department, has been awarded the 2019 EHCA Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Environmental History for his paper „The Place of National Science in Transnational Environmental Governance. Chile’s Nitrogen Revolution and the Global Nitrogen Challenge.“
The prize is awarded by the Environmental History Research Cluster Austria, and acknowledges conceptual and empirical approaches to environmental history, which are interdisciplinary and contribute significantly to advancing the field as an interdisciplinary endeavor.
He received the award from Verena Winiwarter, Secretary of the Environmental History Research Cluster Austria (EHCA) and President of the International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations (ICEHO) on July 26th at the closing ceremony of the 3rd World Environmental History Conference, in Florianopolis, Brazil.
Professor San Martín is a global historian and STS (Science & Technology Studies) scholar. His research examines the interactions between science, expertise, and public policy in global environmental issues. His work has mostly focused on the study of global nitrogen flows released from agricultural practices (fertilizers), with particular attention to sustainable development policy in Chile and the so-called Global South.