Eva-Maria Swidler is an environmental historian with particular interest in the fields of historical theory, agricultural studies, and world political economy. Her writing has appeared in the popular press and a wide variety of academic publications. Most recently she co-edited The Routledge Handbook of the Gig Economy, coming out in October of 2022, and authored a chapter in Platform Labour and Global Logistics: A Research Companion, forthcoming in early 2023, also from Routledge. She has taught at several colleges and universities and has a particular interest in alternative pedagogy and the philosophy of learning.
Before returning to academia for her Ph.D. she earned degrees in sociology, nursing, and midwifery. She was in clinical practice for over 20 years in out-of-hospital birth centers and women’s healthcare centers, as well as on an overseas mission in Azerbaijan with Doctors Without Borders.
She joined the Curtis faculty in 2013.