Dr. Georgina M. Montgomery received her PhD in the History of Science and Technology from the University of Minnesota in 2005. After teaching for two years at Montana State University, she joined Lyman Briggs College (75% appointment) and History (25% appointment) in the fall of 2008. Her research focuses on the history of field science, particularly the development of field methods and sites within primatology and animal behavior studies. Primatology is an international science and therefore her research also engages with issues of race, gender and globalization.
Georgina M. Montgomery organized the international and interdisciplinary conference Animals: Past, Present and Future in April of 2009. Ten of the fifty-three papers presented at that conference are included in the volume, Making Animal Meaning, which Montgomery co-edited with Linda Kalof, Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University. Montgomery’s other publications include articles for the Journal for the History of Biology and Endeavour, book chapters for Teaching the Animal and a chapter on Darwin and Gender for the Cambridge University Press’ encyclopedia on Darwin. Montgomery also has a book manuscript (in progress) entitled, Primates in the Real World: Making Primatology Scientific.
Montgomery in the News:
MSU Today article on Drs. Montgomery, Bellon and Largent’s contributions to the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin (2013):
A story in MSU Today about a research project Dr. Montgomery is working on as Co-Pi for an NSF grant to examine diversity in science teams in relation to ethical behaviors: http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2014/diversity-could-lead-to-ethical-behaviors-among-scientists/
Ph.D, History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota, 2005
Montgomery teaches a range of courses on the history of field science, gender and science, and the history of primatology and animal behavior studies. Her classes often involve student-led learning, learning teams, digital projects, and experiential learning, including field trips on and off campus.
For Examples of Undergraduate Research Projects Produced in Montgomery’s LBC 336 Gender and Evolution Class Click Here: lbc.msu.edu/Courses/LB336.cfm
For Examples of Undergraduate Research Published on Montgomery’s Women in Science Digital Collection Click Here: www.womeninscience.history.msu.edu
NSF STS Dissertation Improvement Grant to support 8 months of fieldwork in Amboseli, Kenya, performed by Amanda Lewis (Montgomery’s Graduate Student in the Department of History)
Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Fall 2010
Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Summer 2009
CASID/WID Award for Curriculum Development, Spring 2009
Culture and Animals Foundation Research Grant, Spring 2008
Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2004-2005
Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant, University of Minnesota, 2003-2004
Center for Gender in Global Context, Michigan State University, Core Faculty
Animal Studies Specialization, Michigan State University, Affiliated Faculty
Science, Technology, Environment, and Public Policy, Michigan State University, Affiliated Faculty