Associate Professor; Science, Technology and Society
Thomas Zeller has been teaching in the College Parks Scholars STS program since 2002; he also offers classes in the department of history on campus. His research and publications are mostly concerned with the intersections of the history of technology and environmental history. In particular, he has written on the history of roads and landscapes in the United States and Germany during the 20th century. His book, Driving Germany: The Landscape of the Autobahn, 1930-1970 was published in 2007. Zeller has co-edited four academic books on environmental history and the history of technology.
His current research includes a comparative history of the view from the road in the United States and Germany; this project is entitled Consuming Landscapes and has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, Harvard University/Dumbarton Oaks, and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, Germany.