MaMoGH: The network

Monoculture is a global project, and that calls for an approach that is equally global. We work with researchers around the world, and this page will provide an overview of our partners in due course. Please use this contact form if you wish to be included. We will develop this page in the coming months.

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Advisory Board

Dr Michitake Aso

Assistant Professor of the Global Environment at the State University of New York at Albany (USA) and a specialist on the environmental history of Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

Michitake Aso | University at Albany

Dr Helen Anne Curry

Peter Lipton Lecturer in History of Modern Science and Technology at the University of Cambridge (UK), who has worked extensively on plant breeding and efforts to conserve the biological diversity of agricultural crops.

Helen Anne Curry | People | HPS ( 

Dr Julia Obertreis

Holds the Lehrstuhl for Neure und Neuste Geschichte at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, with a focus on Eastern Europe.

Julia Obertreis › Lehrstuhl für Neuere und Neueste Geschichte mit dem Schwerpunkt der Geschichte Osteuropas (

Dr Richard Hölzl

Privatdozent at the History Department of Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany), an expert in forest history who has worked on Germany and German East Africa.

PD Dr. Richard Hölzl - Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (

Professor Stuart McCook

Professor of History at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada), a specialist on the history of tropical agriculture with a particular interest in catastrophic plant diseases.

Stuart McCook | College of Arts (

Dr Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

Distinguished Professor of History at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa (USA), who has published widely on American rural and agricultural history with a particular interest in gender history and the history of childhood.

Pamela Riney-Kehrberg • Department of History • Iowa State University (

Professor Abigail Woods

Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of College of Arts at the University of Lincoln (UK), formerly Professor of the History of Human and Animal Health at King’s College London, and a leading expert on the history of the veterinary sciences and factory farming.

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Affiliated Researchers

Dr Brett Bennett, Institute for Culture and Studies, Western Sydney University


  • Region of Study/ Research Interests: forestry management and globalization

Leo Chu, Cambridge University


  • Project Title: Worlds of Gardens: Ecology, Agriculture, and the Remaking of Development, 1970-present
  • Region of Study/ Research interest: Global (in particular Southeast Asia); Diversity in Green Revolution (esp home gardens) and its relationship to urban resilience

Dr John R Garnett, Assistant Professor, George Mason University Korea 


  • Project title: Wheat Rust and the Hard Red Spring Wheat Region
  • Region of study / research interest: Global North America (specifically the U.S. Midwest and Northern Mexico) Green Revolution Wheat

Dr Matthias De Groof, Waseda / UAntwerp / VUB


  • Project title: in ecocinema from the South propose alternative imaginations to monoculture
  • Region of study / research interest: Film studies 
  • Current research interests: ecocinema; film studies; anthropocene; ecology; environment

Dr Jó Klanovicz, Professor Associado - Universidade Estadual do Centro Oeste do Paraná (Unicentro)


  • Region of Study/ Research interests: Agro-Environmental History (history of commodities such as soybean, and apples), Environmental History and Present Time, and Environmental History and Disasters.

Dr Jan Kunnas


  • Project title: Lessons from history
  • Region of study / research interest: Finland, Nordic Countries, Boreal forest zone, Global Agriculture: mainly from the antidote to monoculture, rich agricultural landscapes created through centuries of human cultivation and their resilience to climate change. Forestry: How we have moved from rich natural to monocultural forest plantations 
  • Current research interests: Can we find from the history of agriculture and forestry guidance for future 

Thomas Monaghan, Yale University


  • Region of Study/ Research Interest: Sugar societies in East Asia: Ryukyu, Japan, and Taiwan, 1609-1945.

Andres Suarez, Justus Liebig University, Giessen


  • Region of Study: Colombia, Northern Caldas
  • Current Research Interests: Addressing the ecosystem services inequality produced by large-scale avocado growing in northern Caldas, Colombia

Dr Stefano Tijerina, Lecturer in Management, University of Maine


  • Project title: The 1950 World Bank Mission to Colombia and Its Impact on Local Food Production
  • Region of study/ research interest: Latin America, Economic Development, Official Development Assistance, World Bank, United Nations, Canadian Bilateral Aid, United States Bilateral Aid