Simone M. Müller

Project Director and Principal Investigator

About Müller

Simone M. Müller is Project Director and Principal Investigator of the DFG Emmy Noether Research Group “Hazardous Travels. Ghost Acres and the Global Waste Economy” at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich.

She works at the intersection of globalization studies, economic and social history and environmental humanities. Her research interest range from the international trade in hazardous waste material, the intellectual history of economic ecological thinking to green city concepts and the study of emotions of nature.

Selected publications and editing projects:

  • “Rettet die Erde vor den Ökonomen? Lawrence Summers’ Memo und der Kampf um die Deutungshoheit über den internationalen Giftmüllhandel,“ Archiv für Sozialgeschichte 56 (2017), pp. 353-373.
  • “Cut Holes and Sink ‘em: Chemical Weapons Disposal and Cold War History as a History of Risk,” in „Risk as an Analytical Category. Selected Studies in the Social History of the Twentieth Century.” Special Issue, Historical Social Research 41 (2016): 1, pp. 263-286.
  • “The “Flying Dutchmen”: Ships’ Tales of Toxic Waste in a Globalized World,” in Christof Mauch (Ed.) “Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Politics and Culture of Waste,” RCC Perspectives: Transformations in Environment and Society 2016, no. 1, pp. 13-20.
  • Together with Peter Itzen “Risk as an Analytical Category: Selected Studies in the Social History of the Twentieth Century. Special Issue. Historical Social Research. 41 (2016): 1.
  • Together with Heidi Tworek, “Communicating Global Capitalism,” Special Issue Journal of Global History (2015): 10.