University of Wisconsin–Madison

Mitman and Erickson article wins 2012 Ralph Gomory Prize

April 2012


Gregg Mitman and Paul Erickson have won he the 2012 Ralph Gomory Prize for their article Latex and Blood: Science, Markets, and American Empire which appeared in Radical History Review Spring 2010. This prize, made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, recognizes historical work on the effects of business enterprises on the economic conditions of the countries in which they operate. The award consists of a $5,000 cash prize, presented at the Business History Conference annual meeting.

Mitman is Interim Director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and William Coleman Professor of History of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a professor in the Department of Medical History, the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and the Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies. Erickson (UW History of Science PhD ’06) is an assistant professor of history and science in society at Wesleyan University.