Mary X. Mitchell
Assistant Professor, Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies
Mary X. Mitchell is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies and a lawyer and historian of science and technology.
Her work centres on the intersections of science and technology with environmental law and social movements in the nuclear era. Focusing on radiological risk, her research examines the production of environmental inequality in the United States and transnationally. Mitchell is currently completing a manuscript that explores the sociolegal history of U.S. nuclear weapons testing in Oceania.
Before joining the University of Toronto, Mitchell was a faculty fellow at Princeton University's Shelby Cullom Davis Center, an Assistant Professor of History at Purdue University and an Atkinson Postdoctoral Fellow in Sustainability at Cornell University.
She earned her PhD in History & Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania and her juris doctor (JD) from Drexel University. Mitchell previously worked in intellectual property licensing, practiced law, and served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Anthony J. Scirica of United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.