Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Scott Frickel

Fall 2021 Faculty Fellow, Professor of Sociology and Environment and Society
Pembroke Hall 205
Project "Ground Truth: A Historical Sociology of Urban Soils"
Last updated August 9, 2022, based on June 2021 biographical sketch


Scott Frickel is Professor of Sociology and Environment and Society and serves as Community Engagement Core Leader for Brown’s Superfund Research Program. He is author of Chemical Consequences: Environmental Mutagens and the Rise of Genetic Toxicology (Rutgers University Press, 2004), a comparative history of urban industrial land use co-authored with James R. Elliott entitled Sites Unseen: Uncovering Hidden Hazards in American Cities (Russell Sage Foundation, 2018), and a new multi-authored monograph, Residues: Thinking through Chemical Environments (Rutgers University Press, 2021). He has also co-edited three books exploring the politics of science, fields of knowledge, and interdisciplinary collaboration. He is currently studying the relationship between hazardous land uses, regulatory science, inequality, and health in Argentina and the United States.