Naomi Oreskes

Naomi Oreskes is Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the earth and environmental sciences, with a particular interest in understanding scientific consensus and dissent.

Naomi is the author of numerous books, articles, and opinion pieces. Her opinion pieces have appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Times (London), Nature, Science, and elsewhere. Her most recent books are Merchants of Doubt (2010), which was short-listed for the Los Angeles Times book prize and is being released as a documentary film in early 2015, and The Collapse of Western Civilization (2014), both co-authored with Erik M. Conway. She has won numerous prizes and awards, including, most recently, the 2015 Herbert Feis Prize of the American Historical Association for her contributions to public history.

She holds a PhD in Geological Research and History of Science from Stanford University, and a BS in Mining Geology from The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, at the University of London.

Outside of Science: Naomi enjoys hiking, skiing, yoga, and drinking wine.