Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Dolly Jørgensen is an environmental historian with broad research interests, ranging from medieval to modern history. Her research areas have included medieval forestry and agriculture, late medieval urban sanitation, offshore oil policy, animal reintroduction, and environmentalism in science fiction.
Her current research project investigates how two particular animals, the European beaver and the muskox, have been identified culturally and scientifically as belonging in the Nordic region and how that identification has shaped historical decisions to reintroduce the species. She runs an active project blog “The Return of Native Nordic Fauna” about the project.
She has co-edited two volumes: New Natures: Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology Studies (2013) and Northscapes: History, Technology & the Making of Northern Environments (2013). She was a practicing environmental engineer before earning a PhD in history from the University of Virginia in 2008. She is an Associate Professor of Environmental History and History of Technology at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.