The following bio is current as of Fall 2020, when Mikael participated in the Kellogg Institute workshop "A Blueprint for Modernity: Engineers and the Globalization of Expertise, ca. 1870-1930."
Mikael Wolfe is assistant professor of history at Stanford University. He holds a Phd in Latin American history from Chicago and a BA in East Asian Studies from Columbia. His 2017 Duke Press book, Watering the Revolution: An Environmental and Technological History of Agrarian Reform in Mexico, won the Elinor K. Melville Prize for Latin American Environmental History. He has also published several articles on the environmental, technological, and climate history of Mexico and Cuba. In 2020, his current book project is titled "Rebellious Climates: How Extreme Weather Shaped the Mexican and Cuban Revolutions."