Nicole Welk-Joerger

Doctoral Candidate, History and Sociology of Science

PPEH Graduate Fellow

2017 - 2018

Nicole is a Ph.D. Candidate in the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She investigates historical and ethnographic moments when issues of human and animal health meet. She is currently writing a dissertation that uses the history of animal nutrition science and the animal feed industry to understand current political debates about human, animal, and environmental health. Her dissertation will trace these intricacies found in American food systems, and how these systems rely on and transform non-human bodies and landscapes. You can connect with Nicole's work via Twitter @welkjoerger and through her website: